RIP Peter Hetherington

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PETER HETHERINGTON, who has passed away became legendary some 10 years ago with the opening of his restaurant on Indalo Mountain – the Oasis.

Getting a reservation for one of his Sunday roasts required knowing someone with ‘influence’ to book your table.

It soon became the place where everyone wanted to be seen.

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The atmosphere was light and Peter enforced the rules.

He wandered from table to table wearing his familiar bermuda shorts under his apron.


Welcoming and generous to all.

Peter was a keen trekker and helped originate many enjoyable jaunts into the Sierra Cabrera and beyond.


It was worth risking body and limb just to make it for the ‘after the walk’ parties that were outrageous with good common fun.

His trusty dog, Jasmin, near his side he knew all the back trails around Mojacar, Turre and SoPalmo.

On the way you learned about flowers, gossip and history.

Up until a year ago he was the early morning greeter at bar Los Arcos sharing a coffee and chilled Ponce as he met early morning arrivals with a warm smile.

He is survived by wife, Ana, from Garrucha and son Oliver, now in England, and brother Alan.

Adios Peter, a true pioneer, adventurer and a large building block of Mojacar’s past.

Ric Polansky




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