The Humanists of Murcia gathered at the Gardens de Miguel Angel Blanco in Mazarrón on 11th November for a short Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance, in recognition of all those who lost their lives in previous and current conflicts.
The Ceremony lasted for about 30 minutes and included readings conducted by various members and the laying of a wreath and other mementos at the base of a cherry tree planted the previous year by the Humanists of Murcia.
After the Ceremony, everyone gathered for coffee at café Calle Delicias in Mazarrón.
The euro was at 1.16 to the pound, the sun was shining brightly and not a cloud in the sky. 32 intrepid walkers including 2 visitors from Los Alcazares as well as 5 dogs left the car park at La Colora restaurant for a 2 hour ( plus ) walk into the campo of Mazarron.
First down the asphalt road past the Club Hipico where a horse was going through its dressage routine but no sight of a carriage. Next past the desalination pumping station where water from the Bolnuevo works is distributed around the local area. Then out into the campo and walking tracks. Down past the herd of domesticated miniature wild boar or is that perhaps an oxymoron. They soon scuttled away from us to the shade and sanctuary of some trees in the distance.
Down again into the rambla where we had a stopping point under the trees for Rhian to give us an update from a BHA bulletin on the murders in Bangladesh of bloggers who were free thinkers, humanists or any one who blogged against the majority view. We did a quick plug for the next Discussion group on 3rd Dec at El Puente in La Majada where Martine will lead a discussion on a book entitled : The Possibility of an Island.
A final plug for the solstice meal and quiz on 21st December, then we went then back into the campo on the return leg of the walk.
The final point of interest was hectares and hectares of newly grafted mandarin trees and finally past the established apricot trees. 29 walkers and non walkers enjoyed a menu at Casa Colora.
Next Easy walk on 10th Dec in the area of Campillo de Adentro