Shaun has been running the Expat in Mazarron YouTube channel since arriving in Spain in 2015. It is all about his life in Spain, where he lives (Camposol), places of interest, property, walking and other things about the country. Camposol Explorers is all about going out once a month exploring the Murcia Region. If you would like to join, please contact Shaun on FaceBook Expat in Mazarron.
Camposol Explorers set off for the September outing in the rain for Santuario de la Fuensanta (Google Sat-Nav position); Sanctuary of our Lady of the Holy Fountain, Patron Saint of Murcia. We just missed the pilgrim festival which happens every September. The church was destroyed during the Civil War and was fully restored in the 60’s. Mandy and Steve’s grandchildren Mikey and Ollie came on the outing and enjoyed the children’s play park on the grounds next to the car park.
We then went to the view point (Google Sat-Nav location Mirador Cresta del Gallo) which was a 10 minute drive up the mountain which looks over the whole of Murcia City. Even though it was a grey day you could see most of the city. This area is great for hiking, mountain biking and it has picnic areas in the pine forest.
Our last location was a 50 minute drive to Cabezo Gordo and is also on the Google Sat-Nav location. Once we arrived, we had our picnic, but as it was raining, we all sat in our cars until the rain stopped. We then split up with Mandy and the kids staying with the cars while Harvey, Stephen, Debbie & Lorraine went to the old mining tunnel, where Debbie took some amazing close ups of the bats (of which there are 5 different species living in the tunnels). I went to visit a cave, where I found a notice board with information about an important find in 1991 – human bones belonging to a family (Neanderthal man) that lived there over 50,000 years ago. I didn’t see any bones but managed to get a good look in the cave.
After another long day, but an exciting one, we all set our Sat-Navs to home. Our next outing will be on 3rd October to Guadalest, the most visited place in Spain.
Please check out the videos on YouTube channel – Camposol Explorers Spain September 2021.