Arenys De Mar

January 15, 2007 at 6:40 pm 2 comments

Ok, I am having trouble putting stuff in this blog. Alex is on a roller coaster, putting posts up at every whim. I was in a slump and tried different strategies to post, but none worked. There is one from Flickr that consists of taking a photo a day for 365 days. It’s a challenge and I tried to do it here but …….you see the results. I may attempt it again soon.

We have booked our flight home. We leave Barcelona on May 2. It has been a fabulous and amazing time and it went by all too quickly. I know we still have 4 months left and we will make use of every single weekend starting with this last one.

We went to a place up the coast called Arenys De Mar. It’s only a 50 minute train ride from Barcelona so we decided to go with some friends and just walk around the town.

We went up the hill into the old part of town and noticed that a lot of houses had 4 or more empty cava bottles outside. We assumed that they must have had quite the party recently but we were told that today is pickup day for the bottles. Poof, there goes this amazing fantasy I had.

Every street in the old part of town is very narrow. Some even have steps to help climb the hill. I can imagine how it must have been in the 14th century.

We even came across a little square. It had a few benches and one tree in the middle. I loved the light that was reflected from the surrounding buildings. It was quite pleasant on the eyes.

From there we walked over to the fishing port and had lunch at a nice little place called Puerto Del Mar. We ate out on the terrace by the sea and it was beautiful.

After eating we took a short walk around the fishing boats.

Saw where someone would mend their nets ….

and caught the train home. All in all a great day.

Entry filed under: Alan's Blog, Alenys De Mar, Blog, Restaurants, Spain.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Antoni  |  January 16, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    Oh, Alan, you forgot to visit the cemetery. Its name is Sinera, a tribute to Salvador Espriu, one of the greatest catalan poets.
    Nice pics!

    Reply
  • 2. Alan Bell  |  January 16, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    Hey Antoni. We went to the cemetery on top of the hill. I still have some photos to post but Alex talks about it.
    Thanks for the comments.

    Reply

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