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Travel Blogs from Balaguer
... a route and back to the pool.
Last dinner tonight – so good. Grilled veg to start then M had hake and me the tuna.
Then the desserts – OMG! I had chocolate mousse with mango which came with ice cream and tiny slices of apple and squares of marshmallow. – sublime.
Woke to birds singing this morning and the dirt bike boys leaving at 9:30.
Breakfasted outside and then to the pool.
Spent most of the day there, breaking off for lunch and to watch Bradley Wiggins thrashing them at the Olympic road race time trial to win gold – what a hero!
Very good dinner again tonight.
I had grilled prawns as a main which were superb.
... very quiet. I found the last 30 miles really hard going. It was 37°C today and I think I was cooking in my bike gear and dehydrating although I topped up with water each time we stopped. Finally got to the Hotel Can de Boix, Peramola at about 5pm – sooo hot.
The hotel is about 1.5 miles up a track and set in lush gardens all by itself, ...
... and "she" got lost.
We stopped for coffee off the highway, got out the map to back up our route in case Tom-Tom back fired again and noticed that the day had brightened and the mist and cloud dispersed.
... a Starbucks latte ... so we went to Starbucks so she could get her latte. Then there was just enough time to wander passed the shops (laughing at the stupid London 2012 mascots) and go to our gate to board the flight to Barcelona.
Short two-hour flight – France was covered in a deep haze: you could see the ground, but mostly what was reflective such as water and white buildings. It was not good sight-seeing. Except maybe the mountains of the Pyrannes, still ...