Benidorm Fails.......

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  1. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    The last episode of Hilldwellers' heroic quest for winter sun.

    Benidorm Fails.......
    .......to disappoint.

    Arrived yesterday, quite a draughty day coming south from Peniscola, some violent attempts at lane change, but still warm and sunny. Got our pitch. Said hello to Brisey and Pam. Walked to Chinese, eat a well deserved meal.

    Today walked to the beach. Heaving. 90% of bars and restaurants open. Sun shines. Positively hot. Along to our favourite bar, two lots coffee/brandy/crepes (€11). Bliss, we are well and truly here now.

    The place is full of life, that is why we are here.

    The site and the front seemed to be predominately Brits. Ancient Brits, averaging out at about 102.

    This time we see more stretched limo two seater mobility chariots, charging around in the spirit of Boudecca, got help anyone or thing in their path.

    So that is out travelling over for a month or so.

    An overall impression of Spain right now is a country "on the up", in Peniscola lots of "little boxes" being built again.
     
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    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    Glad to hear you have arrived in Bennidorm enjoy xxxx looking forward to the pics :)
    stay away from the tornadoes
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    I believe 102 a conservative estimate but they are all jolly:)

    Have fun..
     
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    Wasn't me on the buggy, I wont be down on the beach till tomorrow. G&T day at Roys bar. Good to see you made it Brian.
     
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    Keep the beer cold and let me know where you are.. Fly in 25th for a Funster raid on your supplies..
     
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    €11!

    Jeeeeeeez.

    How the other half live!


    JJ :cool:
     
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  7. laurieash

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    Just done the walk from Benidorm to L,Albert only 8 ks but one of the hardest walks I have done. Up to the cross then over the mountains 3 hours.
    If you do this walk you will need good walking shoes and plenty of water.
    Please don't try if you are not fit.
    If it's your thing some stunning views and the bus back to the Tropical is only 150 euro.
     
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    Hope that's 1.50 euros? :)
     
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    The end of walk is L;Albir not Albert as my phone puts in.
    Stobo says we have to have the day off tomorrow.
    Don't agree I say we have to get fit for portugal.
     
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    Yes same as a beer in the Tropical
     
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    The mountains are called Sierra Helada
     
  12. hilldweller

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    Desperation, you see, the conversation went like this......

    "Zip me up"
    "OK, that looks just like a hospital smock, shall I make a label 'Stolen from Villajoyiosa Hospital' ?"

    So €11 was cheap to dull my pain.
     
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    How hard is it to walk to the cross and back. Unfit here but want to take a pic from there
     
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    Have just been looking up about walk to cross. Tourist info say 1 1/2 hrs each way. Trip advisor says 40 mins! We will let you know how long it takes us. Might give it a go tomorrow. Forecast rain Friday
     
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    Have driven up there before and if the walkers have to follow the road it is steep and not for the faint hearted.
     
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    Good tarmac road take your time and the effort will be rewarded with the best views of Benidorm.
     
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    It took us 25mins but we walk a lot and average 4k per hour on good roads track's.
    wthis HTML class. Value is http://ee.co.uk/contalk a lot and average
     
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    One of the most deceiving walks going. Until you do it you don't realise how many valleys there are to go up and down . Still a stunning walk (y)
     
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    Yes my legs were screaming at points
     
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    There is a small bus that goes most of the way up. I dont know how far but have seen it pass Meritas bar about every half hour.
     
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