Around the Valle August 2021
IT’S A FAREWELL FROM US (Not Carol)!!!!
Welcome to the August edition of your Newsletter. It is with regret I have to inform you this will be my last edition, also I have resigned as Chairman of the Asociacion as Gwilym and I are returning to Wales at the end of the month. I have enjoyed both my stints as your President and will miss you all. I’m so sorry I won’t get to say goodbye in person but I know the Club will be in very safe hands and will continue to thrive. There will be an AGM during the first meeting on the first Monday in September (subject to Covid restricions at the time) where you can vote in an interim committee who will run the club until the full AGM in April.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the committee and all of the members who have supported me during my Presidencies, also my husband Gwilym without his support it would not have been possible for me to do the job. Finally I must thank Alan Impey for his input into the Newsletter, without him it would be a very short Newsletter with very little news!!! Please, if you can, consider helping out by offering to write a report on the meetings/events or trips; or even if you have been somewhere you think might be of interest to other members
Prior to my resignation I also have to tell you that your Secretary and Membership Secretary, Stewart has also resigned along with Elaine, after more than 15 years of service to the El Valle Asociacion. This leaves a huge gap to fill they have been on the Committee for such a long time. Stewart took all our Minutes and performed all the secretarial duties for the Club he kept the membership details up to date, he also produced the Monthly Flyers letting you know What’s On and what is coming up. Elaine has been a very active committee member helping to organise trips/events/ social evenings and club nights. She also produced all our spreadsheets, event tickets, booking forms etc. they will be sorely missed. They will continue as members of the club and Stewart has said he will continue to organise the monthly walks.
The Committee desperately needs New Members who have the relevant computer skills, Please, if you think you can help, get in touch with one of the committee members as soon as possible. Thank You.
There is so much more I could say but I will leave it at that. Surfice it to say I wish you all well and I know the Club will continue as always.
As previously stated, it is our intention to re-commence the monthly meetings in September subject to Covid Rules. After a short EGM to elect an interim committee, there will be an evening of song with Ger Smit.
October Meeting on the 4th, our very own Martyn will host a Call My Bluff, which I’m sure will be a lot of fun!
On October 21st we have arranged a Cream Tea in Las Piedras, due to restrictions this event is limited to the first 30 people on a first come first served basis. Cost is 10 euros p.p.
Please Note the November meeting will be on the 2nd Monday 8th as the 1st is a Bank Holiday.
Arrangements for this meeting are still in the planning stages!
November 9th we have the many times rearranged Petanque competition in Torre del Mar Start 11:00 followed by a Menu del Dia at one of the restaurants nearby. Cost 12.50 for members 15 euros for non.
A Few Hours Away Part 2
I recently wrote a report covering a walk over the new footbridge running parallel to the motorway through Malaga and round the Nature Reserve.
I mentioned in that report that you could also get to the eastern most edge of the paseo maritimo of Torremolinos.
This report covers that in more detail!
To start though a correction on the last report when I said dogs were not allowed in the reserve. THEY ARE, BUT, must be on a lead AT ALL TIMES. I just looked at the picture and did not read the caption!!!!!!
This walk starts out exactly the same as the Nature Reserve one but when you reach the gates giving access to the reserve (after about 20/25 minutes) just continue ahead onto the next river bridge and after you cross that you reach the end of your path.
Turn left on the track towards the coast. You quickly reach two stone posts with chain between where you can, if you wish, turn right to a very quiet road along which you turn left and then parallel your original track which is up on your left.
We did part on the road (footpath) and then re-joined the track at a later access point.
Whichever you choose just continue on to the coast!!!
If you choose the track option as you reach the coast, end of track, you need to drop down to your right to reach the road option. This entails a slightly rough 50 yards on sand but you can avoid this by leaving the track 100 yards before it finishes along a paved path on the right.
There is a chiringuito immediately you leave the track but it looked fairly busy so we continued along paseo for 2/3 minutes to the next one, Chiringuito Servando, which was much quieter when we arrived at 2pm but within an hour that too was busy. To reach the chiringuito from the walk start we had walked approx. three and a half kms in 53mins.
Your return is obviously the reverse of your out!!!!!
My thanks to Alan for this and all his other articles, reports etc. Long may he continue But, do you have a story to tell or would you be willing to report on a trip, event or club meeting, the committee would love to hear from you.