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The Voyage of Westeros gathers fifty walkers (07/11/2012)

Calventus transported the participants to the nineteenth century with its explanations |

On Sunday held the second hiking route framed within the "Cruises Privilege" that are scheduled from the Department of Culture to commemorate the 440 anniversary of the granting of the privilege of Villa.

Under the name "Border Crossing Poniente" fifty walkers participated in this activity that traveled 12 kilometers from the municipality of Mazarrón between the hamlets of Pastrana and Puerto Muriel.

In this second stage, participants walked on foot from the old railway line and boarded the Cuckoo, one of three mines in the area.

The person responsible for the activity, John S.

Calventus said both the bus and walk the stretch, the mining history of the area Morata and, in particular, the picturesque mining train since the late nineteenth century until 1940 Morata joined, at Lorca, with Parazuelos in Mazarrón.

As explained Calventus to walkers "it remains curious that a place so far from the world` 'as Morata and Parazuelos, especially in the nineteenth century, was the subject of interest from companies Basque, French and English who invested large capital in the exploitation of these mines now forgotten. "

With his explanations, Calventus participants carried a picture of romanticism itself as representative of that era, even tinged epic and adventurous.

"Steam trains up and down from a rich mines, steamships anchored awaiting loading barges from the 4 coastal piers, buildings downhill risky to transport the material to the way ..." he said Calventus.

Later, when crossing the Malcamino estate owned ANSE and where they have conducted numerous investigations and environmental remediation work, Calventus spoke of "our terrapin and tortoise, some species of which participants could see copies ".

In fact, a tortoise who was wounded by crushing was taken personally by Antonio Cordoba, one of the monitors of the activity, to the Wildlife Recovery Centre of the Autonomous Community has in the Valley (Murcia).

Some participants accused in their own flesh the route was of medium difficulty and unevenness were choked some of them.

But finally the entire group reached the summit and after a restorative snack lowering was undertaken with much more force.

This activity will be completed on December 2 with the crossing "Raise Limit".

This time the journey takes about 27 kilometers and run between Campo Nubla and Mojon beach.

In the latter route, which will take approximately 8 hours, it will rise to the highest peak of the town as is El Algarrobo, where hikers can enjoy a breathtaking view.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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