Panier of Plenty

Mediterranean Lullaby

Saturday, stormy

Saturday, stormy

Hotel Diana, 'Gaudi style'

Hotel Diana, ‘Gaudi style’

10am, freshly groomed

10am, freshly groomed ‘Platja Gran’

Following a ‘calling’, I plunged in to the cool waters of the Med for the first time this year. Tossa de Mar lies 1h40m away from Céret, on the Costa Brava. Although well-frequented by tourists it remains charming, and there is plenty to do besides lying on the beach. Yet when prostrate on the sand, nestled in and warmed by the sun’s rays – eyes closed – a lullaby works its magic and washes away all thoughts or cares. There is only the rhythmic sound of waves washing over tiny round pebbles as they meet, and both recede. ‘La mer’ takes her children in her arms and gently rocks them to sleep…

 Ramparts overlooking Codolar

Ramparts overlooking Codolar

Codolar

El Codolar

Exploring the ramparts

Exploring the ramparts

Heart of the old town

Heart of the old town

Finding hidden gardens

Finding hidden gardens

Restaurant terrace

Restaurant terrace

Place d'Armes

‘Vila Vella enceinte’

Chapel roof

Chapel roof

Evening stroll

Evening stroll

Night falls

Night falls

Sunday, famous for meringues

Sunday treat, meringues

Walking the the lighthouse

Walking to the lighthouse

View from phare

View over Tossa de Mar

Up the coast

Up the coast

Following the coast

Following the coast

Morning light

Morning light

On the Cami de Ronda

On the Cami de Ronda

Above Codolar, descending the path

Descending the path

End of the main beach

La Mar Menuda beach

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tossa_de_Mar

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3 thoughts on “Mediterranean Lullaby

  1. mesarapugs on said:

    You should start english walking tours 🙂

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