Els Cacadors de Macanet
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Had a good trip yesterday, the majority of it was on the A75 which is dual carriageway, unfortunately using local roads would have taken far too long. The road was fairly quiet but as the altitude increased so did the thickness of fog which we were in for about 30 miles then we were back in brilliant sunshine. Looking out of the van window now the sunshine is about to continue today.
The site is really rustic, there are few marked out ...
... 20 kms along, we were asked to stop and asked about our duty free purchases, we told her and she said, "is that it" 2 bottles of gin and 2 rose wines, to which I replied, we are not big spenders!! Ok she said with a smile, you can go. With the mountains behind us, we arrive at our stop for the night, Mont -Louis an old garrison town, that is still used for training to this day as we found out when we tried to go in, a man came ...
... a precarious pathway hacked out of the mountain side, impressive drops too. Cold at night, zero centigrade but a clear day on the 15th for a walk around the passerelles (bridges and galleries) along the cliff sides and over the torrent) up by the side of the Caranca river and back high on the opposite valley side. A difficult decent through the oak forest as the wild boars had wrecked the pathway and surrounds as they hunted for acorns! ...
... the town including a nice family run restaurant for a late lunch. This featured a fabulous tomato and mozzarella salad, gazpacho and traditional Catalan sausage - a perfect introduction to Cadaques.
At 4 pm we went to see the Dali residence at nearby Portlligat, a remote fishing cove. This is a heavily controlled activity where one waits 40 minutes after picking up pre booked tickets, then gets conducted into some ...
... including the Roman, Jewish, Frankish/Visigoth and medieval aspects. We went to the history museum that displayed materials from Roman times onwards, but it as an inadequate account compared with the impressive displays and curating at the Catalonian history museum in Barcelona. The Jewish museum in Girona seemed to be the best one.
The Romans established Gerunda as an important ...