Adventures, Stories

Dusk and Dawn: The Sweet Tower Park

A walk around a nearby park full of natural springtime beauty and wildlife for my last early morning lockdown outing. This is to be my last Dusk and Dawn outing as the restrictions are about to be eased once again. Allowing everyone except those in the elderly category to be out for all but 3… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn: The Sweet Tower Park

the hills of mont roig in catalonia
Adventures, Stories

Dusk and Dawn: Into the Hills of Mont-Roig

A short rocky hillside hike with caves and the devil’s stairs saw me returning to the car by torch light. With the newer regulations allowing for more freedom of movement it wasn’t long before I found myself driving across to those mountains that I’m so used to being in. As time restrictions still apply and… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn: Into the Hills of Mont-Roig

historical train and station of salou
Adventures, Stories

Dusk and Dawn: Historical Sights of Salou Town

A morning walk to visit the thousand years old olive trees, Roman villa ruins, Gothic defence tower and historical train. The bright sunny morning made a change from the cloud and drizzle. Whilst the shaded spots still held the morning coolness, the sunny ones were suggesting a hot day, the type that one would rather… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn: Historical Sights of Salou Town

Adventures, Stories

Dusk and Dawn: Salou Harbour

A morning walk along the harbour of Salou where historical architecture and memories meet the vibrancy of modern day sculptures. It had taken a week to get up early enough for a morning outing. Going for long periods of time without the need to set an alarm and then staying in bed for a little… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn: Salou Harbour

boats at the port of cambrils on the costa dorada
Adventures, Stories

Dusk and Dawn: The Port of Cambrils

Evening colours filling the sky, a full moon shining brightly and a bike ride around the fishing port of Cambrils. Setting off from home it was a glorious evening. There seemed barely a cloud in the sky and people had begun to emerge for their evening walks and activities. My heading was to be the… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn: The Port of Cambrils

salou beach at night
Adventures, Stories

Dusk and Dawn: A Salou without Tourists

Walking the touristic area of Salou revealed quiet roads, closed camp sites, bars, shops and restaurants, even locked park gates. It was not an evening to go far. The black clouds sat looking heavy in the sky, the wind lifted, spots of rain would fall every now and again, all threatening signs of a storm… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn: A Salou without Tourists

the sea and sky of cambrils on the costa dorada
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Dusk and Dawn: To the fishing port and beyond

Intentions of biking to see the birds and then to the fishing port took me slightly further away than expected. Making use of the cycle paths that run along the coastline of the Costa Dorada, in the opposite direction to my previous rock walk, I decided that I would only go to a certain point,… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn: To the fishing port and beyond

cove of catalonia at dusk
Adventures, Stories

Dusk and Dawn: Adventure 1 – The Rocky Path

As lockdown restrictions are slowly relaxed, we in Spain can once again enjoy some close to home walking and biking adventures. Living with the mountains in view of my home, they seem so far away during the days of the Covid-19 confinement. The sea, at the end of my street that I’d so often taken… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn: Adventure 1 – The Rocky Path

press and tractor outside the parc tematic de l'oli of les garrigues
Destinations, Reviews

Discover the History of Olive Oil in Les Garrigues

The sun shining in a clear blue sky above the blooming blossom is one reason to explore Lleida in March. Heading south from the Spanish the city of Lleida in the direction of les Borges Blanques, there is the Parc Temátic de l’Oli waiting to be discovered. Just off the main N-240 road with a… Continue reading Discover the History of Olive Oil in Les Garrigues

farena catalunya spain
Destinations

Farena: Catalunya, Spain

Situated within the Mountains of Prades, close to the Brugent River, it sits at 610m above sea level. Farena is a small medieval mountain village in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. The village is easily accessible by car and as there are parking facilities is the ideal starting point for the surrounding bike and… Continue reading Farena: Catalunya, Spain