Hotel De La Mer
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Because I am behind with this blog already the past few days are a big blur of pedalling, wind burn, sun burn, much laughter and one accident, fortunately not too bad.
Last night at dinner Jonathan from Essex was teasing Aussie Richie that he had mistakenly booked his first trip to the UK to Stratford, East End rather than Stratford-upon-Avon. Instead of tea and scones in a dainty cafe, Richie would need ...
... some enthusiasts and the community got together and restored it. Since 2001 it's been used to press olives from the surrounding groves. I talked to the guys - thickly Catalan accented - who were proudly showing it off yesterday - reminded me of train enthusiasts! The wooden cogs and wheels and stuff inside have all been lovingly recreated. Standing inside, hearing the sails ...
Empuries was the furthest outpost of the Greek Empire and although it is not thought Hannnibal ever visited, legions of Romans used this spot as a disembarkation point for invasion. Greek and Roman ruins are evident. Whilst we were visiting, the exhibition in the local museum focussed on the sex lives of the Romans. Those racy Romans!
... We walk down to the harbour, the guys take pictures and we decide to go our separate ways for an hour. In that time, MJ and I walk up and down the cobbled streets and purchase some typical items from the area. Pottery is quite popular so Nicole buys an olive bowl. We decide to eat light so we land on a cafe by the bridge with view on the harbour. Everyone orders a variation of moules frites. Our ...
... of yet more animals. There were the little wooden huts selling crepes, hot wine, and nick-nacks. On top of all this, off to one side, was a funfair!
Having got lost wandering around this amazing place, we found the marquis, outside of which there were now a row of white tents all cooking up food, mainly for the several hundred people who had not got tickets and were taking up position on the sand.....brrr, just a tad ...