Friday, 21 March 2014

Climbing for a view

One more walk in Catalonia, this time in the town of Llafranc, again on the Costa Brava. Here we climbed the winding street to the lookout by the hilltop lighthouse of Sant Sebastià.

On a warm spring day, the climb felt a bit tough getting you slightly out of breath but we were handsomely rewarded up there. A gorgeous view towards the lovely turquoise bay and sandy beach of Llafranc, and to the next town of Calella de Palafrugell and beyond opened up in front of our eyes.

As climbing down the hill was less of a problem I took some time to admire the blooming. Lavender, red valerian, crimson bottlebrush... 

When back at sea level, or thereabouts, we took a short break having some refreshments at a café on the boulevard by the beach. Finally, we walked the paved path around the rocky cape to have a look across the bay and at the next bay, too.

The message on the hand-painted tiles on a stone wall in Llafranc certainly got it right. This was another site so nicely kept and beautified it would be a crying shame not to respect that.

Llafranc is one of the three seaside resorts belonging to the municipality of Palafrugell, the other ones being the adjacent Calella de Palafrugell and the tiny Tamariu a few kilometres up north.

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