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... The Mediterranean Sea was really cool to swim in though and the sun was great. I ate a fair amount of gelato on the trip and enjoyed the euro making Spain much more economical than London. Also Spanish food is so much more tasty then the rather bland UK style of pub food so I had some paella as well as lots of tapas throughout the last couple days. We went to La Rambla yesterday which is a famous street lined with lots of shops which was cool. They had this open ...
... before the start of the show. Arriving at the car park for 9:30pm, there were thousands of cars and people already there. The number of people assisting with parking directions was incredible and as you neared your parking spot, there were many men approximately 4m apart who directed each car into its exact park. At road intersections there were four men directing traffic as well as pedestrians. Once again it was a long walk, 1km +, to our venue. Our ...
... Jane's favourite choice of restaurant but the meal was quite fine. We were taken to our seats at a table where four other French couples were already seated. We made a little conversation with the people at our table but as they had almost no English, the conversation was very limited. Family, children and grandchildren are good topics!!
At this point the only language we have heard from the crowd is French and people of all ages, from ...
A cycle around the town revealed a huge flea market in progress with hundreds of browsers and stall holders enjoying he interaction.
We were considering our evening options to keep WiFi going, as I had a problem getting French SIM card to work as it had been inactive since May. Orange France has a 2Gig monthly top up which expires at end of 28 days whereas Orange Spain has no expiry on your credit.
At the end of the analysis ...
... English father but was born in Nantes.
We then walked to find a restaurant and how could we turn down a place called "hippopotamus" where we were seated outside and next to the tram track - there is no barriers or lines or anything to show you where they start and the trams literally get very close by whilst eating.
Back to the hotel and settle for the night - a short day riding tomorrow!
Mileage today 197 (Total mileage to date 987)