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Title: August 18th 2018 field meeting to Guadalhorce Malaga
Post by: Franky no Hair on June 05, 2018, 08:31:40 am
Event

FIELD MEETING MOUTH OF THE GUADALHORCE - NATURE RESERVE

Date

SATURDAY 18/8/2018

Meeting Point

GUADALMAR CHURCH (CALLE GUADALHORCE) HAVE A LOOK AT “GUADALMAR, MALAGA” IN GOOGLE MAPS

Time

9:30. THERE ARE CAFETERIAS AT CALLE ROGELIO OLIVA (GO CALLE MANUEL CURROS ENRÍQUEZ DOWN TO THE BEACH, LEFT AND RIGHT AGAIN AT THE STOP SIGN, TURN RIGHT INTO CALLE CASTELLÓN DE LA PLANA AND RIGHT AGAIN AT THE END OF THE STREET).

Leader for the day

LUIS can not do this one as he will be in the UK so I (frank Hair) will be doing this one.

Directions to the meeting point

TAKE THE AIRPORT EXIT FROM MA-20 AND FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO GUADALMAR. TURN LEFT AT THE “GUADALMAR” ROUNDABOUT TO THE CHURCH AND PARK. PLEASE, FOR SAFETY PURPOSES, DO NOT LEAVE ANY-THING IN PLAIN VIEW IN THE CAR AND AVOID OPENING AND MOVING THINGS AROUND IN THE BOOT AFTER PARKING.

Information about the meeting

THE WALK IN THE RESERVE WILL TAKE AROUND 3-4 HOURS OVER A DISTANCE OF 5 KMS. THERE ARE NO PICNIC AREAS OR TOILETS IN THE RESERVE.

Accommodation in the area

WE HAVE NO AFFILIATED MEMBER ACCOMMODATION IN THE AREA. WE RECOMMEND SEARCHING THE WEB FOR LOCAL ACCOMMODATION.

Clothing and food

IT IS VERY HOT AND SUNNY IN AUGUST ON THE COAST. WEAR SUNSCREEN AND HAT AND BRING SOME WATER WITH YOU. THERE ARE SEVERAL VENTAS IN THE AREA FOR THOSE NOT WISHING TO BRING A PICNIC.

Possible birds

WHITE-HEADED DUCK, LITTLE EGRET, BLACK-WINGED STILT, KENTISH PLOV-ER, ZITTING CISTICOLA, CETTI’S WARBLER, LITTLE BITTERN, TURTLE DOVE, RED-RUMPED SWALLOW, WOODCHAT SHRIKE, AUDOUIN’S GULL AND MANY OTHERS.

Other sites in the area for those staying over night

MONTES DE MÁLAGA, EL TORCAL, EL CHORRO

We will be looking for a member to write a trip report for this meeting.
Title: Re: August 18th 2018 field meeting to Guadalhorce Malaga
Post by: Trevor H on July 25, 2018, 10:56:43 am
Hi Franky

Ruth and I are coming to this meeting.  Two things though

We are flying in to Malaga on the Friday and so far have booked the Sol Guadalmar hotel at a fairly eyewatering amount for 1 night.  Does anybody know of a better choice regarding cost, this one is 170€ without even breakfast.  We are off to the Ronda Parador for a couple of days, a while later and that is not a lot more and the breakfasts normally are huge.  Any local knowledge would be great.


Also we haven't collected our ABS magazines for this year, will you or anybody else have a supply that we can take away?

Regards

Trevor
Title: Re: August 18th 2018 field meeting to Guadalhorce Malaga
Post by: Derek Etherton on July 26, 2018, 10:15:18 am
Hi Trevor....that is indeed eye watering!  However nothing is cheap this time of the year as it's peak holiday time in the Malaga area and it's the start of la Vuelta, so all the teams, media, TV crews block book the hotels.  However, better value is the Posadas de Espana - Malaga, situated on the Technology Park some 5km away from the airport.  I've had friends stay here and they rate it highly, in fact on Booking.com it scores an 8.  At the moment on Booking.com it is shown as 99 euros a night.

Hope this may help

Regards

Derek
Title: Re: August 18th 2018 field meeting to Guadalhorce Malaga
Post by: Trevor H on July 30, 2018, 10:16:04 am
Hi Derek

Thanks for the suggestion, got that booked so that €71 you saved me!  We'll buy you a cold beer one day

Regards

Trevor
Title: Re: August 18th 2018 field meeting to Guadalhorce Malaga
Post by: Jonathan Maitland on August 05, 2018, 06:12:31 pm
Hi Franky, myself and Che wil be attending this trip.
Thanks,
Jomny
Title: Re: August 18th 2018 field meeting to Guadalhorce Malaga
Post by: Erik.krikke@gmail.com on August 11, 2018, 12:13:38 pm
Hi Frank,

Erik and I will be joining you for this trip!
Title: Re: August 18th 2018 field meeting to Guadalhorce Malaga
Post by: Henny on August 13, 2018, 12:50:17 pm
I'm joining if I can find the meeting place.
Henny
Title: Re: August 18th 2018 field meeting to Guadalhorce Malaga
Post by: Roger Smith on August 17, 2018, 05:19:03 pm
Hi Franky.

Jean and I will be joining you at Guadalhorce on Saturday morning.

Regards.  Roger.
Title: Re: August 18th 2018 field meeting to Guadalhorce Malaga
Post by: Ron Hatch on August 18, 2018, 12:19:35 am
Hi Franky

A bit late but I will be attending

Cheers Ron