Saturday 20 February 2016 at 11.00
Meet outside the restaurant Socco, with parking near to Mas y Mas, in el Arenal
We know that fishing has always been an important commercial and social activity in Xàbia. Amadeus Ros gave us an interesting talk on the subject last year. Before the days of refrigeration it was still necessary to preserve the fish.
So how was it done? By using salt, but where did the salt come from, from Roman times until the early modern period?
Joaquim Bolufer and Josep Castelló will guide us along the coast from the Arenal to see the channels dug from the Tosca stone to allow the water from the sea to be sent to the salt pans of the Saladar. We will continue our walk through the countryside which was once flooded from the sea to produce the salt that preserved the fish.
The walk will take approximately 1 hour 30 mins and is on flat ground. There is only one part of the walk which is on rocks, which maybe difficult for some, but there is an alternative route on the road for this short part. You will need walking shoes and we suggest bringing water, and a camera!
At the end of the walk we will arrive back at the Arenal.
There will be a charge of 5 euros to include a drink and a tapa on our return in Socco restaurant, to allow time to discuss the walk.
Numbers for the walk are limited and places will be allocated to the first to register. You can register and pay at the Museum or register online e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and pay at the venue, on production your membership card.
Information will be available on line and at the walk in Valenciano, Castellano and English.