Travel Blogs from Pals
... New York, a couple from Derbyshire, two women from Brighton, a guy from Essex and the tour guide Dylan's dad, ranging in age from about 40 to 60+. We had a quick spin along the beach front, weaving in and out between people, small dogs and random street furniture. It's always a nervous time seeing who's super fit. Some of the folk were very quick but I know they are not always the ones who make it to the end.
... deserted at this time of year.
The weather is mild enough for a pleasant walk along the promenade, to give us a little exercise after sitting in the van for several days.
By evening, it is quite cold, only 5C outside.
The Electric Hook-up here is a rather poor 6amps, so, we have to alternate between using our limited gas supply and the Electric supply to keep warm.
Sunday 1st February 2015
A howling gale all night, gives way to a freezing cold (2C) morning, with heavy showers.
Kathleen walks to church, half a mile, bless her. I hope her efforts are appreciated!
We leave at 11:15, by which time, the sun is shining, but, the wind ...
... the church in the centre of Figueres. It’s high orange walls covered in gold croissants are topped with big eggs and gold mannequins. The building was originally the municipal theatre but was ruined by fire at the end of the Spanish civil war. Dali’s mission was to restore the theatre to exhibit his art.
We arrived shortly after opening time. John tried to get in on pensionista rate but was told he was too young (over ...
... left Figueras and headed toward the most eastern point of Spain to see the lighthouse, where we had lunch before returning to the fishing village of Cadaques and to the home of Dali.
Now a museum, it is easy to see the inspiratation in nature that Dali used in much of his work. Only allowing a few people in at a time, the house was a very interesting place to visit. The land around the house was used for live groves and much artwork ...