Sa Bassa and Fornalutx

Thursday 20th October 2011.

Today I walked with Barbara, the Hoteliers Association guide. There were 12 of us in the party, a couple of English and Dutch, but mainly Germans.

We began our walk from the Area Recreativa at Sa Bassa and started the climb up the old donkey trail to the summit of Sa Bassa at 819 metres. We passed a shooting lodge and actually met a couple of hunters. There were signs saying ‘Big Game’ but I think they meant Goats. We also came across several mules, do they count? At least they were friendly.

The wild flowers that I enjoy in the spring had all gone but I did see some Autumn Crocus. The flowers appear first and then the leaves later in the season.

We stopped at the summit by the fire lookout tower. A chance to admire the view and pick out some of the peaks. Overhead there were several Black Vultures, some of them coming in really close. They are frequently seen in this area as there is a feeding station in the nearby valley.

We now had to retrace our steps back to the shooting lodge before branching off to cross the MA-10. A short 50 m section of road walking led us to the start of the Cami de s’Alzina Fumadora, named after a shady holm oak tree where people used to stop for a cigarette. The path is also known as the way of the 1000 steps. I am sure they are correct, I didn’t bother to count them.

We arrived in Fornalutx just after one o’clock with plenty of time to explore this beautiful village with its stepped streets. At 2 o’clock we set off to walk back to Porto Soller via the Cami de sa Figuera. A beautiful walk through woodland with a final descent along a minor road back to the port.

6 hours of leisurely walking with good company, probably 15 km.

About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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1 Response to Sa Bassa and Fornalutx

  1. tracey says:

    Another lovely day for you

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