Travel Blogs from Vilanova i la Geltru
... the car (it was full of empty water bottles!), and spent some time chatting with Ashley. She will be going to Barcelona again tomorrow to attack several major Gaudi sites. We gave here some tips and shared the stories of the time we visited those places. Gosh, it felt so long ago...! :)
Since it's our last evening in Spain, Cat and Sergio planned a nice dinner for us. All of us helped to make this ...
Monday 11th March. We caught the bus which leaves from the campsite gates every half hour and takes you down into Vilanova. Being Monday a lot of the shops were shut but we had a good walk up the Rambla, around the town, along the front, past the Marina and down to the beach.
Tuesday 12th March. I woke up this morning with a stinking cold (man flu!!)
... at this guy, thinking he looked familiar and he stared at me and suddenly burst out "John Jefferis!!! It was Doug Lowther, someone I worked with 35 years ago in Hull. Our paths had crossed several times since, both working for Yorkshire Bank, but we had not met for at least twenty years. What a small world this is.
Most of the week was spent relaxing, feeding the ducks and swans that clustered around the camp lake side, and watching ...
... into 3 groups.. lucky for us we were in a crew with that consisted of a few aussies and an aussie tour guide (Jordan). Our tour started in the walking variety at the Plaza (meaning square) Sant Jaume and then headed around the corner the Plaza Del Rei - the former royal palace (apparently the streets are too narrow for a gazzilion people riding in the streets so we had to walk with bikes in tow to a few locations). We then hit the streets and rounded to ...
plans are for Stefan to build a woodshed for storage and to stack
wood round, for me to start a potager or veg garden and make a
bit of lawn out of the meadow. Stefan will set up an irrigation
system which will work when we are away and the chalet is let out as
a gite, but first I have to tackle Monsieur Duhar about the blockage
to the ruisseau so that we
can use the free water we are entitled to. Before doing