“We want to join the excitement created by the reopening of the Caminito del Rey,” said the Councillor for Youth in Mijas, María del Mar Ríos. “It was a long-awaited reopening by all locals and visitors. The views are amazing and we will spend an unforgettable day.”
The Town hall has organised a bus that will be leaving from the Aquatic Park in Mijas, at 9am. The councillor explained that the trip is aimed at young Mijeños between nine and 35, although those from nine to 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
During the trip, the group will be constantly accompanied by two guides who will educate as well as supervise. The Town Hall will provide travel insurance for the trip.
The Caminito del Rey re-opened to the public on March 28 2015 after a year of work that included construction of the new bridge and improving access and facilities in the surroundings. This path in the gorge of Los Gaitanes (El Chorro), is one hundred metres over the Guadalhorce river, and was originally inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII, who walked the Caminito del Rey in 1921 to inaugurate the Conde del Guadalhorce dam.
A home for Dama
Dama and her brother Baloo were found abandoned in Órgiva.
Lucky Baloo has already found his forever home, but Dama is still looking for a more permanent base with love, cuddles and good food. She is currently being fostered by a loving couple, Natacha and Nichlas, but they are unable to keep her permanently.
Dama is a Mastín Mix so she will be a big strong girl and will need a family that is used to handling and training larger dogs. Although a friendly and responsive dog, Mastins can be wilful with meek owners and need to know who their alpha is. With consistency and a firm voice however, they become reliable, fiercely loyal, trustworthy and extremely well behaved.
Although they do not need as much exercise as some other breeds, their sheer size (when fully grown) makes them better suited to a house with a garden. Apartment life isn’t necessarily the ideal.
Dama has had all of her vaccinations, is microchipped and is ready to travel.
She is a little under four months old, so is the perfect age for training and moulding into the perfect family pet.
If you would like to take Dama into your home and your heart, please contact Valle Verde Rescue.