Twenty-eight innocent people arrived on the beach in Bolnuevo for an evening of petanca, (not so) Giant Jenga and food and got a surprise.  

The food started early at 7pm and during the starters the first drops of rain fell. The sky was black and lightening flashed above the mountains. “It’s going inland to Totana” someone predicted.

The food continued with the chicken course and the pudding arrived.  Petanca and Jenga looked possible. However, the rain got a little bit heavier and some people packed up and left. Petanca started, the best of 3 games which led to confusion and arguing as some partners didn’t get to throw their balls.

(Not so) Giant Jenga started and the umbrellas came out. The wind got up so much that the Jenga column blew over. On the third attempt it fell again and the game was abandoned and petanca was as well as the score sheet fell apart in the rain. The evening was over!  

Everyone packed up and went for their cars. Jon lost his glasses (silly man), but the next day, Eileen and Paul found them in the sand under the tree. Some plates were left behind which turned out to be Julia’s. From the Facebook comments, everyone enjoyed the evening and Jon’s best friend said it was the best solstice ever!

The next Humanist of Murcia event will be the Autumn Equinox and the walks should start in September.  An organiser for Crazy Golf and Car Treasure Hunt is also needed.

Join us for walks, discussion groups, gardening group, games evenings and lots of lunches. For information see our Facebook page, telephone/email us or visit our website. 

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