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Sitges, Spain

Written on: Monday April 6th, 2015

A journal entry from: South Africa, Europe 2015

it's somewhat ironic that after all the power brownouts we experienced in South Africa (no infrastructure renewals in 20 years) we should be hit by a major blackout in Amsterdam. As a result of the power being out at Schiphol airport out flight out of London was cancelled. After a long day at Heathrow we boarded a flight for Dusseldorf in Germany. We overnighted there and then took a train which (after many delays) finally arrived in Amsterdam. Rene was there  to meet us with our trusty VW and after an epic 2 day 1500km drive through a very windy and rainy northern Europe we arrived in the very south of France; still windy but at least with blue skies. Our goal was the very picturesque French town of Collioures and the equally beautiful Spanish town of Cadequés. These are located on the very southern Mediterranean coast of France and the very northern coast of Spain. We would have liked to stay in each for a few extra days to try some of the amazing coastal hikes however the wind continued to blow very hard driving us further south. We spent a couple of days on the Costa Brava north of Barcelona exploring the wetland reserve of the Parc Naturel dells Aiguamolls de l'Emporta and the ancient Greek/Roman archeological site of Empuries. The campsites are now very full of Europeans on their Easter holidays. Except for the chilly weather it feels like summer. From there we moved on to the chic resort town of Sitges just south of Barcelona. We know the town well from stays here in 1982 and 1992. Of course things have changed somewhat and a place that was a fairly simple beach town in 82 and a chic resort in 92 has now become a sophisticated destination for well off Barcelonians. The beaches are still lovely however and the boardwalks teeming with strolling Spaniards on their Easter vacations.

 

From Marilyn & Wayne on Apr 8th, 2015

B&L...on the day that you were trying to fly from LHR to AMS, we were sitting in a great little Dutch cafe across from the beach in Monte Gordo soaking up the bright sun & warmth...when I went in to pay, the Dutch bartender was watching TV and shaking his head about the power outage at AMS...when I went back to the table, I said to Marilyn that I hope B&L are not trying to get from London to Amsterdam!!! Lots to catch up when we see you next week...

From Sharon B. on Apr 8th, 2015

Ahhh, no more having to have locked cars and in at dusk? Looks very comfortable. 'Must feel like you're home. Lovely. Spring has sprung here although we got skiing at Whistler last weekend and a bit of a blizzard at the top but, otherwise, parfait. Travel safe.

From Keylla on Oct 25th, 2015

Didi: Pero en los RPG pasa lo mismo! Todos los RPGs son iguales, misma acmbentaiif3n mas o menos y misma mece1nica. Se va a lo seguro, bfFinal Fantasy triunfa? Pues todos iguales y a hacer secuelas a porrf3n, claro.Chisco: Yo he pasado por Spectrum, Amiga, MegaDrive, Gameboy, PC, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS y, ahora, Xbox360.CariD: Lo mismo que le comento a Didi, es que sales de los FPS y pasa lo mismo: bfGTA mola y vende? (que mola, claro que mola! Desde el 1 de Pc llevo enganchado) pues tropecientos juegos tipo sandbox rollo mafia mas todas las secuelas. Prince of Persia jugue9 al primero en 3D y no estaba mal, pero es lo mismo, despue9s nada mas que secuelas y, de todas maneras, no inventaban nada nuevo, era un rollo Tomb Raider total pero metiendole el tema de los saltitos. Al Arkham Asylum solo he jugado a la demo y no me molf3 demasiado La Wii esta guay para el primer dia que la pruebas jugar con los amigos, despues, aunque me parece un invento cojonudo, no creo que de mucho juego