Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Enjoying 'little summer' in L'Escala

Today is the first day of a 'little summer' with beautiful blue skies, 16 degrees and no wind.  We just had to go for a walk, which took us to L'Escala, a very old town on the water. From  here we walked a short distance and followed a pedestrian only roadway lined with very old pine trees, which bordered the water. Down on the beach we spotted someone lying there enjoying the sunshine.

We passed the excavations of the old Greek and Roman town of Empuries. You could shut your eyes and imagine the sailing ships coming in to the beach or pier with the town only a few feet away. As we continued along the walkway we passed the old stone Greek pier complete with a nude male sunbather. Perhaps it was Adonis but I don't think so.  

As we approached Sant Marti the sun became hotter and we sat for a few moments with the sun in our face listening to the waves crash on the shore. In the village we spotted an outdoor restaurant where we both had dorado filet on some potatoes and green beans accompanied by a glass of sangria. After a coffee we made the return journey to the car enjoying the last of the sunshine.

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