On the road again heading north of Barcelona

Trip Start May 06, 2010
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Trip End Aug 20, 2010


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Saturday, June 5, 2010

We dont have to pick up our keys for the new place until 4:00 so we are killing some time on the beach front at Lloret de mar, at Maccas again using there wifi.  Its another beautiful sunny day about 33, and the beach is packed.  It seems like it is spring break here for the Germans.

We had a great time in Cubelles.  We went for a drive about 15 minutes south to a place on the beach front called Sitges, its a bit busier than Cubelles and a bit more touristy but a very pretty little town with a lot paved areas that you can walk around without worrying about cars running you down and many beautiful clothes shops, I wish we had more room in the suitcases. We stopped off at a patiserie for a coffee and cake (see photo).   We also walked past a shop that was filled with legs of  ham hanging up for sale, the meat is like proscuito, there must be many different types. (See photo). When we went to the supermarket the other day, as you walked in the door you were hit by different smells. Then as you walked further there was about fifty dried pigs legs hanging up then when you walked further there was a table of fish and octopus, sitting on ice for sale.   The food here is so cheap and so is the sangria, we bought a bottle 1.5 litres the other day for 1.09 Euros about 1.70 asd, and its soooooooo nice. 
We went for a drive about 1 hour inland  and stopped off at a bridge in Martorell dating back to roman times, then drove to a winery called Cordinou where they make Cava (spanish champagne) we missed out on the tour of 26kms of underground winery but still enjoyed the grounds surrounding the winery and the beautiful country side and winding roads.
Spent the last couple of days lazing around the pool, beach and the closest town to us Villa Nova where there is a large marina and more paella.
 
  
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Jeannie and Keith de Jong. on

Hola, the Salisbury5.Great to read all, can almost smell the food from the great photos.Great to see the car with the familiar red number plate.Which route do you take for your next destination?Have done a few trips with Keith who takes a great delight in going over mountain passes, doing the Pyreenes into Andoora and onto Carcassone exploring the Cathar Fortresses along the way, a fabulous way into France.Until next time Adios and always remember doble a la derecha en la rotonda. Love J. and K.

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