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... though be plenty of time was allowed to ensure that we could get together with the rest of the colla and then enjoy the walk to the Tarraco Arena. It was fun, too. I think I heard later that CJXV brought about 700 people (Vilafranca might have had 100) and most of us walked in a group, through streets lined with castellers and spectators and with other colles behind and ahead of us, like a river of red and white.
Entering the arena was fun too. We were quite a way ...
... into the casino, we were given a free 5 Euro coupon, so I guess I technically lost, but since it wasn't my money to begin with, I am considering it a win!
We then loaded the buses and were on our way to Valls, where we did a "Castells" workshop with the "Colla Vella Xiquets de Valls". We learned all about the human-made castles and how they were built and the different formations of them. We not only watched the people demonstrating build ...
... most of the parade had passed by returned to Placa de la Font where we found a decent place to stand and wait not far from the stage and the Ajuntament, where it all finishes.
This proved to be a pretty good spot and if anything the crowd seemed fairly light around here this year, even as the different groups arrived and we got a few nice photos of this colourful event.
Amongst the most popular participants this year where the 'cercolets' who dance with decorated arches. Part ...
Also on site was a small store with food and supplies. We cooked breakfast and lunch in our bungalow kitchen. A bottle of good spanish red wine was 2.50€. 6 medium sized tomatoes were 1€. One-half doz med eggs was 2€.
The laid back beach atmosphere was just perfect after the physically demanding Camino and got us nice and mello for the next stage of our European ...
... I told him we would return on a weekday.
We then set off south along the coast. After a few dozen kms of motorway we headed off onto a small and very twisty coastal road, with our first good views of the Mediterranean beach towns. We stopped at Sitges and had a great little bike ride along the seaside promenade. Being a sunny winter Saturday, there were a fair number of strollers, families, and the odd wedding party on the beach and town squares. The town ...