Luncheon Group

Our next lunch will be on the 19th June at Lilly’s at a cost of €10.50 per person. This price does not include a tip for the staff that work extremely hard to cater for our large group.

This will be the last lunch until September.

If you have a special 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/taken off the mailing list then please e-mail janetpierce888@gmail.com or telephone Terry on 620403449

Janet & Terry Pierce

Games Group

After 3 year of running this group Janet and I have decided that after the June sessions we will stand down. It has been a pleasure to be involved with like minded people and have enjoyed playing and teaching the different games over the years.

If you would be interested in taking over this group that meets twice a month then please contact terry.pierce46@yahoo.co.uk.

Terry & Janet Pierce

Rambling Group

THE WALK ON SATURDAY14TH JUNE WILL BE FROM LA MANGA CARAVAN CLUB TO LA MANGA STRIP.

The walk will commence at 10.30 am promptly. The walk will take approximately 3 hours.

The walk will take approximately 3 hours. Make sure you bring water and suntan cream and a hat.

This will be the LAST WALK until September.

If you wish to participate in this walk then please e-mail me at mrsixpence@gmail.com or 678 807 159.

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.

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

 

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