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We slept in and didn't really get going until almost noon. We had been going non-stop in Barcelona and decided to take it easier today. It was a gorgeous day, so we headed to one of the nearby seaside restaurants for breakfast. We searched on the internet for bike rental places in Sitges and found two. We headed over to one of them and rented bikes for 12 euro each for half a day, which actually was over 6 hours -1:30 to 8:00 pm. We rode along the seaside promenade, around the streets ...
... with our cocktails in hand and well over an hour to go it was already getting busy and there weren't many 'seats' left. Our preferred spot with our back to the wall on the right hand side was already taken but there were a couple of places nearby so we picked our way through the crowd and settled in.
Our nearest neighbours were tourists from Italy who had not realised that Santa Tecla would be happening during their visit but had already enjoyed several ...
... t go there again.
We had about 6 hours to go before the Baixada de l'Aliga and plenty to do in between but we would need provisions if we were to last the course until 4 a.m. or later so we walked back to the hotels for our vodka and nicely chilled food from the hotel's fridge. We arrived on Placa de la Font just in time to catch the end of the Toc de Prego which finishes with a building shaking barrage of explosive fireworks that frightens the pigeons, ...
... down Carrer Major at surprising speed. This really is one that you shouldn't try at home, even if you have your own flight of cathedral steps. There were gegants around here as well and a small crowd had already formed on the steps. In 2009 and 2010 JD and CC had got as close as we could, which had meant sitting for the best part of two hours on a curb - not the most comfortable seat but better than standing, especially seeing as the previous day's aching feet had not ...
... en route so we took a quick diversion into the town centre. We have been a fan of the wines and cavas produced by Pinord for several years, having discovered them at the wine festival in Barcelona, so we couldn't resist taking photos at their base, but as this was a Sunday they were closed so no chance of a guided tour. Vilafranca itself was also more or less closed, with very few people about, so we didn't linger long, reasoning that a fair slice of the local population ...
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