Thirty members and friends, and one dog, assembled opposite the El Saladillo restaurant between Mazarron and Camposol on 8th October.
Our route started along the side of the restaurant and then along what we all refer to as “the old railway line to Puerto,” although actually there ever was a railway line, just a proposal and some preparatory diggings. Nevertheless, it has resulted in a good flat walking surface, which is duly appreciated.
The “old railway line” is scheduled for improvements by the Region of Murcia Tourist authority with more than 2 Million Euros allocated to the project. The project will create a part of the Network of Greenways of Murcia, and improvements will include provision of shaded rest areas, signage and planting of native species of plants. The railway was started in 1926 by the dictator Primo de Rivera but due to economic reasons was never completed.
Eventually the more active members of the group (most of them) took a right turn into the pine woods, which gave some welcome shade; the promised temperature of 26* was felt by quite a few people to have been exceeded.
We soon rejoined the rest of the group, and after a welcome break in the shade of a large pine tree, started on the return leg.
By 2:00pm we were all assembled in the La Siena restaurant in Mazarron, along with one or two non walking friends, to enjoy our Menu del Dia.
You are very welcome to join us on these monthly easy walks, or our slightly more strenuous 3 hour walks, or any of the other Humanists of Murcia activities,which includes Discussion and Philosophy Groups which cover a wide range of topics related to how to lead a good life without god.
Please see our website”humanistsofmurcia.com” for details of our programme.