Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wind and waves

Since we were running a little low on some food supplies we made a trip in to Figueres, our local large town. We are having another tramuntana today, which makes the sky very blue and cloudless with a wonderful light which provided us with views of snow clad Pyrenees that we hadn't seen before far, far in the distance. In the valley there were clear signs of spring with trees blooming with yellow flowers and cherry orchards in bloom.

After stocking up on fruit, veggies, parmesan and double baked bread it was time for lunch. My choice came from the tapas menu, little fishes, which are just that, tiny fried fishes and patates bravas. Seamus had the hamburgesa special, a hamburger topped with a lovely orange yolked fried egg and bacon accompanied by fries. All this was washed down with a glass of the house red.

As we approached El Port de la Selva we could see the windsurfers whizzing along and lots of waves crashing against the shore. We went over to the other side of the port, where all the fishing boats were tied up, and went for a short walk along the path trying to avoid a soaking from the spray. The waves were really pounding on the rocks and we had to be careful with the wind's high gusts. Finally, feeling refreshed it was back to the car hoping that by tomorrow the tramuntana has died down.

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