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  1. jumar

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    We left Totana in June to escape the hot temperatures. As keen outdoor activity'ists (made up word I think) we can't stay in temperatures of 40 degrees or more. We had a fantastic summer in France (visiting the Munchies on the way) Britain, including Scotland and back to France for some orienteering events ( which also took us over into Italy, before coming back into Spain. I already posted about our time in Asturias but we are now back in Totana. Should have been Portugal but that's a different story.

    We have had to use our bikes since we have been back here rather than running or walking ( the different story) and today we had a very easy ride along the trasvase (canal) in the direction of Lorca (Gus Lopez terrain!).

    A couple of piccies for your enjoyment!!!!

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    Along the canal and crossing the aqueduct.
     
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  2. John Laidler

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    Looking at the last picture I think you should take the lens caps off your binoculars !

    But that looks a great area. We have blue skies here in Devon at the moment - but a shade cooler than where you are I fear.
     
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  3. jumar

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    If you look closely I think you could see that it's a drink's bottle.

    Should have gone to Specsavers :):):)
     
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    We're looking forward to visiting Totana in December
     
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    Likewise, see you in January at Totana.

    Ros and Norman
     
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  6. jumar

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    Hey there. Look forward to seeing you also. Have some other friends visiting in January (met them last year here and visited them in the summer and they cost us mucho dinero as we bought our new bikes after seeing theirs). So if you are here at the same time we can have some good walks and food!

    But take care of your credit cards.
     
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    We have some very Happy Memories of our stay there. (y)
     
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    We will be there back end of December, sounds like there will be a few more this year over for xmas. We have been lucky with the weather the past 2 years, hopefully it will continue (fingers crossed). Will be better than being in the UK regardless :)

    Salli & Zac
     
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  9. jumar

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    We originally intended to be in Nepal over Christmas but owing to many different circumstances we decided to cancel and we will now be in Totana (no comparison!!!!). We are now going to Peru in May instead. So see you here in December.

    We still have some spare clothes pegs!!!
     
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    Hope to be there some time in Feb!
     
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    Pfft winding me up AGAIN!!!
     
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  12. jumar

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    Few more piccies for you from today's walk. Just to keep the memory fresh!

    Walk up to the fire tower. In the first you can just make out the building on the top of the hill right of centre.

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    Getting closer.

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    View of the main mountains of Sierra Espuña taken from the building.

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    Pfft
     
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    Bar steward!
     
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    Glad to see you have updated your blog,was that after me talking to you about it. Trev the Frankia owner.
     
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    No, not at all, its something that gets done in the wintertime when we arrive back in Totana, as we have returned a little early this year its been updated.
    Thanks for reading and showing an interest in Judiths Blog and our area in general.
    As you are interested in Mountain Biking, perhaps you should ask Martin to show you some of the routes near the camperstop. We have various rides from 1 hour up to a full morning out, or join one of our walking groups, most of our walks are passable by bikes also.
     
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    We had a go at following one of the route maps left in the reading area and after initially getting lost found it and enjoyed a couple of hours up in the hills.Will return sometime and have a look for some more trails.
     
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    This photo is on a Gem of a bike ride from the Camperstop, the views look on to La Santa, a regular ride/walk we and many visitors enjoy.

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    Hi both, hope the remaining orienteering events went well (after Brive). The Merc garage came good in the end and following Lac du Causse we went to Puy de Dome and headed back to the Chunnel. Now the MH home is fixed tell Mart the price has gone up to ten bob!
    We're heading down there 1st Dec and I hope to get to Totana a few days before you depart for Nepal so that Martin can give me a quick bike tour.
    I took your advice and coughed up to join the forum - when I finally got my a**e into gear.

    Terry & Paula & Alfie
     
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  20. jumar

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    Hi. Good to hear from you eventually. Glad the motorhome is sorted and is now sold to us for 10 bob! Nearly a bargain!

    Not going to Nepal now due to flight problems so will be here for some of your stay. Send us a pm or email and we can have more talks.

    Glad you eventually forked out your subscription. If you'd done it when we said you could have saved a fiver :LOL:.

    Hope Paula has more confidence now in using the Motorhome for another trip and look forward to seeing you all in December. Will have some rides sorted for you.
     
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