Monday 21 September 2015
The sun rises over the Mediterranean at Platja d'Aro. The night before I'd consulted with my weather app to find out exactly what time the sun would rise, which was around 7:30. I thought if I happened to wake up in time, it would be good, but I didn't set an alarm.
For some reason, I woke up right at 7:30 and was rewarded with a pretty sunrise.
|sunrise, a minute or two later|
We probably had some breakfast, then Lizzie decided she wanted to go for a swim in the sea. I walked down to the beach with her, but I wasn't interested in getting wet. The water is too dang cold! It was so cold that Lizzie lost her breath for a couple of minutes until she became acclimated. She was dang happy to be in the water after that though.
Sonia came over around we walked around the town a little before we headed to a restaurant that Sonia knew called Rosamar. We drove along a winding road through the hills with the sea on one side. It was completely gorgeous. I was sitting in the backseat trying to snap photos. There were a lot of blurry ones, but here's one that came out:
|driving to Rosamar|
The temperature was quite warm that day and there were a lot of flies and wasps. Sonia said that September is the season of the flies because it's harvest time for grapes and vegetables and fruits, so the flies and wasps are out in force. There weren't many grapes or fruits and vegetables at the restaurant, but the flying beasties really liked Nicole's Coca Cola. The poor kid was freaking out about it. Mom, Lizzie and I may have wanted to flap our arms about and squeal too, but we had to hold it together.
The meal was quite good. I can't remember what I had for a starter, but I remember that I had butifarra (farmer's sausage) and fries for my main dish and it was delicious. Mom had monkfish, which she loves; Lizzie had macarones. Sonia and Nicole shared a paella and that really brought the flies!
After lunch we walked around and took some more photos. Sonia took this one of us that I quite like.
|Lizzie, Mom and I at Rosamar|
We went to dinner at a restaurant on the beach there in Platja d'Aro. There was lots of talking and photo-taking and laughing. My aunt was talking about a mile a minute. I don't know if my mom got many words in. We just listened and did some chatting with Aida, Irina and Sonia.
A couple of pics:
|The cousins: Sonia, Lizzie, Monica and me - I'm really not a giant|
|all the girls (except Nicole)|
So there you have it, day 8. :)