Monday, 23 March 2015

Sitges Blast!!

It’s been such a whirl for the last four days that this blog is now well overdue.  Last Thursday, with friends Zoe and Nancy and Andy we flew into Barcelona and took the short road journey south, where we arrived at the lovely coastal town of Sitges. Steven and Ivan had arrived earlier and friend Manel journeyed down on Friday from Barcelona.  The group was complete!


The view from our room in the Medium Sitges Park Hotel over the inner courtyard was lovely (at first) but soon …………..


……….. the wind got up and the gales started and we had two days of sensational coastal battering.  The waves hit the ancient walls of the old town with such force that it shook the ground beneath our feet.


The poor palm trees have probably seen it many time before but for us, who were hoping for a little bit of beach weather, we were going to have to wait.


However, the wind didn’t stop us from enjoying the lovely old part of the town – Nancy, Zoe, Andy and Doug on the steps beneath the church.


There’s so much lovely architecture, not just in the old part of the town, you only have to look from the shopping streets to gain the occasional treat.


On Saturday Nancy and James went down to the seafront to look at the millions of pounds worth of supercars assembled there.  There was a cacophony of exhaust notes as these four wheeled ‘works of art’ set off for their day out. Aston Martin, Ferrari and Audi R8 here - just a sample of the goodies to be seen.


On Sunday it was time for the “oldies” as they entered the town at the end of their Barcelona to Sitges run. These gorgeous machines – a lot of them over a hundred years old, were in the most perfect condition and their combined value probably far outweighed that of the supercars the day before.


Just one more pic. for indulgence’ sake!


A lot of our time so far has been engaged in sustenance! James, Nancy, Ivan,Steven, Andy, Manel, Zoe and Doug indulging.


Sunday was Ivan’s birthday and we all went to a traditional Catalan restaurant (thanks to Manel for his local knowledge in finding the place) and for his guidance in the correct way to consume some of the delicacies on offer.


All of us outside the restaurant after the most amazing meal. From there we walked off some of the contents of our stomachs over the two kilometres back to town …….


……. where we all went to Parrot’s Bar for champagne. Many happy returns Ivan!


Today (Monday) Steven and Ivan flew back early which left the rest of us for a final drink together before Nancy, Zoe and Andy also made the journey home.  It’s been a blast guys – a great weekend and it now leaves just Manel and ourselves to enjoy the rather changeable weather in Sitges for the next few days.  Keep safe and see you all soon!

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