Looking for the past in La Vallesa.

It wasn’t meant to be. No era en los planes. 

I had plans with a friend to continue the walk along the Mediterranean from Port Saplaya, the quaint seaside village I ended a hike last October. However, the plans were thwarted when someone punctured his tyre, along with the tyres of every car on his street. He said it wasn’t the first time, and unless it’s a tyre company trying to make money, it makes no sense. (So beware if you park your car in Paterna!). Tenía planes con un amigo para seguir la ruta por la costa del Mediterraneo desde Port Saplaya, el pueblo pintoresco costero done terminé una ruta el octubre pasado. Sin embargo, nuestros planes eran frustrados porque alguien había pinchado la rueda de su coche. También había pinchado a todos los coches aparcados de la calle la noche anterior. Me dijo que no era la primera vez que alguien lo hizo. Si no es una empresa de neumáticos intentando vender más, no tiene sentido. (Ten cuidado si aparcas el coche en Paterna.)

We ended up going on a short hike in La Vallesa, a forest with a lot of hidden bunkers and trenches from the Spanish Civil War. There is also a mysterious house or something with enough fences, barbed wires and walls to protect it from a nuclear fallout. A quick Google search has revealed nothing. It probably was a safe house for military purposes during the Franco era. Al final hicimos una ruta cortita en La Vallesa, un bosque con muchos bunkers y trincheras de la Guerra Civil española. También había una casa misteriosa con tantas vallas y murallas para protegerla de un intentado nuclear o algo. Una búsqueda rápida por Google no daba respuestas. Probablemente era un refugio militar durante la época de Franco. 

The paths through the forest are very similar, and it’s very easy to get lost. In fact, we got lost. Despite asking a few people where they were, we were unable to find the bunkers. It’s a mystery. I’ve looked on Google and found a route to the bunkers. I may go back, as it was a great place to wander on a sunny Sunday morning. Los senderos por el bosque son muy parecidos, y es muy fácil perderse. De hecho, nos perdimos. Aunque preguntamos, no pudimos encontrar los bunkers. Es un misterio. He buscado por Google y encontré una ruta a los bunkers. Quizás volveré, como era un sitio bonito para pasear un domingo por la mañana. 

It was a pleasant morning with nice scenery, but I didn’t take any pictures. I just went with the moment for once. We were looking for the past, but we didn’t find it. However, it was still a great morning. Era una mañana agradable con paisaje bonito, pero no hice fotos. Viví en el momento por una vez en la vida. Estábamos buscando el pasado, pero no lo encontramos. Sin embargo, lo pasé genial. 

Hike #2/40 of 2017
Date/Fecha: 8-enero-2016
Kilometres hiked: 4-5.
Mountain/Route: La Vallesa (Paterna)
Difficulty: Easy to walk, but easy to get lost. 

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