Luncheon Group

Our next lunch will be at Bar Aquilino on 17th April at a cost of €10.50 per person.

If you have a birthday or special anniversary please let us know in advance.

All meals are pre-ordered to give us a better choice of menu and to keep the cost down. If you order meals and you are unable to attend then I am afraid you will still have to pay for them.

If you wish to be placed on/or taken off the mailing list then please e-mail jan_pierce_verde@yahoo.co.uk or telephone Terry on 620403449

Metal Detecting Group

One of our non-ADAPT metal detecting friends “Johan” from Holland who joined us as a guest recently at our meeting on the Orihuela Costa gave us a laugh.

Normally he is tucked away metal detecting in the Mar Menor where he and his wife park up in their camper van for months on end after driving all the way from Holland.

He arrives every year to the same spot and metal detects his heart out in the warm crystal clear waters.

However, he decided to join us on a beach meeting at Campoamor.

His camper van was still parked up in Los Alcázares, so I casually asked “How on earth did you travel to Campoamor without your camper van?”…. he replied ” on my scooter ” !!!Johan van-1

His whole kit including large scoop, metal detector and a holdall bag was hung about the scooter and looked so funny when he was about to set off on the long journey back to his camper van …………………….. let’s hope the Guardia Civil didn’t stop him.

With the howling winds and cold rough seas, our dedicated lady detectorist, Susan Coote, braves the waves to find coins washed up from the storms………….We must be mad, but we love it.susan coote 12 march 2014

If you would like to join this unique group of people or just want to know a bit more about metal detecting then please contact Rod Toms on r.toms@btinternet.com

 

 

 

 

CHARABANCE TO THE VINES!

DSCF2181Representatives of Eroski, San Javier, joined members of A.D.A.P.T., on a visit to Bodegas Serrano, Finca La Cabana,  Pozo Estrecho, in the fields between Torre Pacheco and the City of Cartagena, on Monday March 24th..

It was explained that the harvest took place during July, with many tonnes of grapes being cleaned, de-twigged and crushed, before entering the stainless steel fermentation tanks. Fermentation takes around between 15 to 20 days, and can be slowed down or increased, dependent upon the required alcohol level of the wine being processed. Small though the bottling plant is, it handles some 800 bottles an hour. No metal bottle tops are used here. Good wine deserves cork, so Bodegas Serrano uses cork!  It was soon time to sample the wines produced at Finca La Cabana. DSCF2190To accompany these fine wines, were, courtesy of friends at Eroski, numerous plates of goat cheese. Bottles of red, white, rose’, sparkling and desert wine, were rapidly opened, with no offered glasses being refused a refill. After many purchases were made, members made their way into the sunshine, and the coach, for the return to Dos Mares. Cheers! Eroski and Emme, for looking after us all.

Rod Barnes

Dinner Dance Group

The Didreamstime_jivenner and Dance Group had its recent outing to Las Tres Brujas ( The 3 Witches ) in Mil Palmeras facing the square. The meal, including lamb from the oven, which was superb and was enjoyed by everyone. Live music was also provided and Margo, Che Che and their staff were on hand to ensure that we wanted for nothing. As a new venue we were all very impressed and look forward to our next visit some time soon. I would like to thank all that attended for making the night such a success.

The next Dinner and Dance venue will be at Treetops in Campoverde on the 19th on April, which is Easter Saturday. It will be a 2 course meal for 10.95pp which will include entertainment, drinks will be extra.

This is a prepayment venue, so bookings and payment in full will be taken at the next ADAPT meeting on the 5th of April. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Brian Tanner

Carnival

Carnival

NURSE, THE SCREENS!

Skimpy tops, fishnet tights, micro mini skirts, impossible high heels, and that was just the fellows! Once again, A.D.A.P.T. members took to the streets of San Pedro del Pinatar, on what, for a change from previous years, was a fairly warm, late afternoon, on Sunday, March 2nd., for the Carnival Parade. This year, equipped with hypodermics, stethoscopes, facemasks, caps and green medical gowns, A.D.A.P.T., for a few hours or so, became surgeons. To complete the pageant, a patient, bloodied for the occasion (Thank you Eric) was placed onto a Red Cross trolley, and pushed at a rate of knots, in front of the appreciative onlookers. There were, thanks to Surgeon Choreographer Janet, dance routines, which, towards the end of the procession, became more exaggerated and lively, much to the amusement of the crowds. Quite why the “Green Team” missed out at the prize giving is a medical mystery.

Rambling Group

The next walk will be on APRIL 12TH – La Manga Camp site to Ilsa de Minores approximately 2 hours.

Directions: Caravan Club to La Manga

Take the AP7 going south towards Cartagena, Take the MU 312, exit no. 800 signed for La Manga.

Follow the road towards La Manga and take the exit signed RM12  Caravan site and Playa Honda. Follow this to the first roundabout and turn left, you then going towards Cartagena. The caravan site is then approx. 250m on the RH side.

Turn into the site and park in the large car park on the LEFT hand side.

This will be our meeting point, and then we will all start from there together, for the walk to La Manga.

It is approx 35 min drive to the site from San Pedro, and 1.15 hours each way to La Manga and the site. There are ample restaurants once we are there.

Footwear & Terrain:  in the main the path is sandy or gritty, ideally, trainers would be ideally suitable.

There is also a large restaurant at the caravan site where the facilities or a quick coffee can be had.

MAY 10TH – La Manga Camp Site to the La Manga Strip – approx 3 hours. Directions as above.

 JUNE 14TH – San Pedro – Lo Pagan – the Med – The Port – San Pedro approx. 3 hours.

Directions: Meet at the Salinas Centre / Flamingo roundabout at San Pedro del Pinatar

JULY 12th – San Pedro – Torre de Horradada – San Pedro – approx 2 hours.

Directions: Meet at The Salinas Centre / Flamingo Roundabout

AUGUST – No walks until September.  

SEPTEMBER 13TH – Campoamor – Cabo Roig – Campoamor – approx 20 hours.

Directions: From San Pedro take the N332 north towards Torrevieja. Just after the large Orihuela Costa roundabout you pass the Cepsa garage on your right. At the exit roundabout turn right ” Dehesa de Campoamor ” continue past the Montepiedra Hotel towards Playa Glea Beach”, the road goes round a long left hand bend. Take the first right and immediately right again towards a small roundabout, turn left at this roundabout towards the beach and the Montepiedra [Playa Restaurant is on the right.

OCTOBER 11TH – Cabo Roig – La Zenia – Cabo Roig – approx 2 hours

Directions: Take the N332 North towards Torrevieja, continue past Pilar de la Horradada and on towards Cabo Roig. At the Pyramid roundabout turn right. La Playa, and park over- looking the bay.

NOVEMBER 8TH – La Zenia – Punta Prima – La Zenia – approx 2 hours

Directions:Take the N332 North towards Torrevieja.  Continue past Pilar de la Horradada and onto Cabo Riog. Past the Pyramid roundabout, and  the next roundabout is La Zenia,  Paddys Point is on the rirht, just after the blue bridge. turn right here and go to the end of the road, turn left as you get to the beach and park near he La Zenia Hotel.

DECEMBER – No walks until JANUARY 2015.

  All walks are on the level, and there are no serious obstacles.

  Please note: All walks will commence from the start point sharp on time.

April / May 10.30am

June / Sept  10.00 am

Oct / Nov 10.30 am

Lunch, or a snack are available at the destination, or a packed lunch can be taken if preferred.  

It is essential for your well being and comfort, that sun cream, water and sensible footwear and a hat are advisable. In the case of inclement weather, the walk will be cancelled.

For further information, please contact Brian Tanner mrsixpence@gmail.com or 678 807 159. Please visit the web site www.adaptsanpedro.eu for all of this information and / or updates.

The harder hilly walks are at the moment under discussion, and details will be released on these when they are finalised.