Thursday, 14 March 2013

Wednesday 13 March
Today has been very cold and bleak, very windy and overcast. We spent the morning around the caravan, relaxing and keeping warm, After lunch we set off in the car to explore the local environs.
We drove down to the coast to have a look at the angry sea, Maureen took a photo through the car window, and then we carried on to the centre and port area  of L'Estartit, which is a town without soul. There are lots of appartments, a marina, and very little evidence of the old town; no doubt L'Estartit comes alive in the summer.
We then drove to L'Escala which is located at the southern end of Roses Bay. We drove through the town down to the sea front where the raised car park was exposed to the full force of the gale coming off the sea. we managed to take a couple of photos, either through the car window or by sheltering behind a rock obelisk. The snow covered, cloud shrouded, peaks of the Pyrenees could be seen across the bay, an opportunity for a great shot on a better day.

From L'Escala we drove south towards the headland of Montgo towards what looked like an interesting hilltop village. Unfortunately when we got there it was a development of villas, ruining what was once a wild and beautiful headland. The roads were atrocious with ruts and subsidence everywhere. We managed to find a parking spot with a view across the bay and the torrid sea. After taking a few pics we took we headed to L'Estartit and the supermarket via a back road through Ulla. On the way we saw the possibility of a few shots across a vineyard to the trees and hills beyond.

After an interesting browse around the supermarket, we headed home for a late meal. By this time the wind had reached storm force, and it continued to batter the caravan throughout the night. Are we in the wrong place at the wrong time one asks!

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