Friday, March 9, 2012
This afternoon we drove up the mountain behind us, dodging a red legged partridge in the middle of the road, past the looming monastery of St Pere de Rodas to Mas Ventos. This is an old ruin of a farmhouse with one side of it renovated to provide a huge barbecue in a covered over space. Picnic tables spread are out among the rocks, with a spectacular view over the Bay of Roses.
From here we followed a well defined, sandy path that goes around the side of the mountain to the church of St. Onofre. The track is easy to follow and is not too rugged. It is a lovely walk high up on the mountain, approximately six hundred metres, with the mountains and the sea below and huge rocky outcrops interspersed with pine trees, rosemary and flowering juniper above.
We are already planning our next trip here but we will take a different route and climb the path from Palau Saverdera to St.Onofre along the path to the Mas and back. This will be more challenging.