LAST Sunday a group of hikers had a trek along the dry river bed of the River Gorgos, an event organised by the Javea branch of the left wing political party Podemos. The idea was to reclaim the route as a “greenway”, a leisure space and one for everyone to enjoy. While everyone agreed that much of the flora and fauna was spectacular there were also, sadly, large amounts of rubbish and recently repaired retaining walls that had already collapsed again. One of the walkers said some of the dry river had become “an authentic alternative landfill with enough rubbish to fill a truck”. Nonetheless the group didn’t let that spoil their day too much, and it was ideal weather to appreciate the great views as well as the natural beauty of the area.