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All the news from Charco del Palo
All the news from Charco del Palo
Haria is a beautiful village set in the hills in the north of Lanzarote. They have a craft market every Saturday from about 9am till 2pm, there are also lots of little shops to wonder around and nice things to buy as a reminder of your holiday. If you have just read my blog "Well trodden walk around Haria" you would have seen that we went to the Sociedad for coffee at the end of our walk. So let me tell you a little bit about it, here's some photographs to start with.....
As you can see it has a really nicely laid out dining room and the bar area is big and spacious and I suspect very noisy once you get a load of locals in, but that just adds to the atmosphere. The tapas are all written in Spanish and English, but do try to order in Spanish, the bar man is a really nice guy and he will appreciate you trying and will help you along, Opening hours 9am till 23hrs every day except Wednesday when it opens at 17hrs till 23hrs.
You will find La Tegala -Sociedad to Haria at the end of the Plaza to the right of the church.
This is a walk that Alan & Neil have done on numerous occasions and it always makes for a great morning out. Today we set off, me included along with Neil Wheeler aka the other half of the Lambert & Wheeler walking duo. We headed out towards the mirador which is the normal route we take, once there Neil asked a silly question " I wonder where that path goes" (check out the last few photos below) so of course they had to go exploring to see what was over the edge, crazy men. urrrr Nothing over the edge guys, come back !!!!
Normally at this point we would turn left and follow the path which takes us to the far side of Haria just under the zig zig road, but today we wanted to check our Geocache to make sure it was still there so we headed up the track to our right. If you look at the last photograph above this is the track that we took to the top. Not good for those with a weak constitution as far as heights are concerned (that would be me) but I did make it to the top as the photo below shows.
We found and checked that our Geocache was ok and instead of heading back down the track we had just walked we headed inland walking along the ridge, this got a little steep and rough underfoot in places but soon is levelled out and was easy walking, and as it turns out this is a route that the intrepid Lambert & Wheeler haven't done before so it will be added to the second edition of the Exciting Walking book.
As the track levelled out the views of both Máguez (above left) and Haria (above right) and the ocean in the distance were spectacular. In fact we came prepared and we left behind another Geocache* for you all to find. I will check with Alan for the names of our Geocaches then you can see if you can find them.
So we are nearly at the end of our walk, and its time to find Haria Sociedad and have coffee and lemon cake, disappointment all round, they had no lemon cake !! Alan and Neil were not amused. So it was coffee and water then a walk back to the car.
I have done a separate blog about Haria Sociedad so check it out.
We hope you enjoyed walking with us today, it was a pleasure to have your company.
* If you have never heard of Geocaching then check out this link
Alan mentioned in his newsletter this morning that his friend Neil Wheeler has published a book of all the walks that he and Alan have done over the past few years. We were blown away when he arrived last week and presented Alan with a copy. Neil's humour takes some getting used to, but once you get into the book you will get to know the man, and who knows if you are in Charco del Palo at the same time as Neil then I am sure he will be happy to drag you along on any of the walks. At the end of the book Neil goes on the thank everyone who has read the book this far, and says
"And remember, if you feel that you would like to take more walks with Lambert and Wheeler, there are people at the local Health Centre with therapies to cure such a dangerous and unhealthy tendency. Otherwise, when the urge to take a Lambert and Wheeler walk strikes, just lie down in a darkened room and wait until it passes off." Excellent !
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