After leaving Cadaques, we spent a few days in Roses, just a little down the coast. We stumbled across the preparation for a car rally. All the cars were still squeaky clean. I particularly like the trophies.
The Mediterranean coast of Spain seems to alternate between rocky sections, with tiny little villages and tiny little coves followed by long sandy beaches studded with seven story apartment blocks, casinos, and nightclubs. Early May is still somewhat off season, so it’s easy to explore.
We spent a night in Tossa de Mar and enjoyed exploring the castle and the old town. I can only imagine what these Costa Brava towns are like in July and August, packed with people, but we are sure enjoying them in May.
Moving on down the coast, we stopped for lunch in Casteldefels, just south of Barcelona. Tom lived here in the mid-80s. When we visited in 2008, we stayed the weekend in the same apartment building that he lived in. This time, we just had a quick visit to see what had changed. It’s still right on the beach!!
We spent the night in Sitges, just a bit further south. Sitges has quite the party reputation; we skipped the nightclubs but enjoyed walking the pedestrian streets.
We made it down the coast almost as far as Valencia, then turned inland to see a different side of Spain. But that’s a topic for another post.