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Travel Blogs from La Pineda
... t complete the full circuit because we were already familiar with the sections that line the main road through Montblanc and they are less interesting there because shops and houses have been built either into or in front of them in many places, thus screening them from view.
Our next port of call was Placa Major, the heart of the old town, where we bought a couple of drinks and sat down to watch the world go by for a while. There is an unassuming ...
... pair of those were more of a creamy colour.
With that, I was ready to make my first real appearance as a casteller so we walked back to the colla saying good morning to the many castellers from both teams who were about in town and visiting the Fira Castells.
It's probably worth mentioning at this point that there is a rivalry between the two big casteller groups in Valls. Valls is where it all began. Kilometre Zero of the world of castellers.
There was a Diada Castellera scheduled for Reus today and we didn't have any other plans so off we went. As we were driving into Reus we noticed a large bird of prey quite low over the road and Julie got a good enough view to confirm that it was a Booted Eagle. We parked in the market car park and when we came out onto the street another large raptor high overhead had us scuttling back to the car for our binoculars. We didn't relocate it but ...
... either maps or guesswork and nearly every user of a satellite 'navigation' system seems to do so and also to lose the use of their brains for working out how to get unlost.
When everybody had made their introductions and had a beer or two we got taxis into town to ensure that we were at the local (headquarters) of Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls in time for the final pre-Santa Ursula assaig (practice). Cuss was in charge of polo shirts having ...
It was so humid and hot it was with some joy we left Barcelona behind & boarded the train away from the city. Once we arrived the forecast rain had stopped and it was cool and clear. Although not as cool as I hoped. The main part of town is up a steep hill & I found myself pitying the poor Roman servants ...
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