|The mattress was quite firm|
The beach is reasonably fine sand. It was warm enough to sunbathe. The waves washed into shore constantly, day and night. With shoes off, I approached the edge of the waves to get my feet wet and test the temperature. The waves teased me closer and closer to the waters edge. Then the next wave came in crotch deep, of course. If I wanted to swim in water that cold, I could have stayed in Saskatchewan.
|Kids were braver than adults in the cold water|
The food and service were wonderful. Every day was a different supper 'theme'. On Mediterranean Night, all the serving staff wore sailor hats and tops. Tanya thought this young man was quite dashing so got a picture of him with me. There was a young woman, long black curly hair, dark flashing eyes,
One evening an older chap set his plate down at the table next to us and sat down heavily heaving a great sigh. I said, "You sat down like a man glad to get a load off your feet". He replied, "Well, you see, mate, the problem is I only have one leg". "Oh, OK, then. . . . a load off your foot". Not only one leg but he needs dialysis every two days, too. He has holidayed in Cyprus, but had to pay for dialysis, while in Spain it is covered as both countries are part of the EU so he goes to Spain twice a year. Tanya said he was so brave and I agree.
Do people with flat brimmed baseball caps drive you bonkers like they do me? I was in Cathedral Square in Barcelona and a family of three came by. the little girl, maybe 10 or 12, had a baseball cap with a large, absolutely flat brim. To myself, "Please, kid, roll your brim. You look like a Japanese tourist". Of course, they WERE Japanese tourists.
The shopping isn't as good in Pineda de Mar as it was last rear in Salou but it was adequate and there was Barcelona too. We managed to do sufficient to boost the Spanish economy 3 points.
Tanya of course took lots of pictures of flowers and was so tempted to smuggle some home from a greenhouse retailer but wisely chickened out.