Today we rode North along the coast to Calella. (“We” may be a bit of a stretch as my rear end was mostly sitting on a large comfy Renault van seat… when it wasn’t in that seat, I was leaning my entire body out of the car window with the seat belt wrapped around my feet. It felt something like being strapped onto a sailboat that was up on its edge to balance against the wind — hiking. FUN!)
Marty, with a smile!
Katherine and boys…
Penny and Stanna leading the men up the hill!
The scenery was PERFECTION. Costa Brava was listed as one of National Geographic’s top ten places to visit in 2012. No doubt!
Riding along the boardwalk and stopping for coffee. Don’t think it gets much better.
Bo and Katherine
Cliff and Marty
AAHHHHH, puppy alert. SSOO cute. Stylin’ collar. And, he even spoke Spanish! His owner said, “Aqui!” and he went running. How cool is that???
Connie and Marty posing for a travel ad. I think it’s going on the cover of Outside Magazine.
Scott being Scott and Marty worrying if he took out enough insurance for this group…
A really cute guy flirted with me on the boardwalk!! XO
Back on the bike to an ancient medieval castle built in the 12th Century. It is now adorned with a few places to stay, eat and shop. Extremely interesting and well-preserved. I am immensely impressed by the beautiful masonry. The roman heritage is evident in many of the flooring designs.
If you need a basket for your bike, you can get one here! Handmade no less… 69 Euros.
Here comes the crew! Marty followed by Keith, Pav and Bo.
Below you can see the ruts in the road made by carriage wheels over the centuries.
Connie (a fitness instructor and nutritionist) took this opportunity to get a healthy “refueling” for the last part of the ride. Yum!
Our tireless leaders/staff express their pure joy at being given the chance to take care of us on our journey! Below is Jill J. with assistant Kelly.
We arrive at our Hotel in Calella… time for a nap, swim, and drink!
Rick enjoys the view and the wildlife!
Heading out for dinner. Connie is READY! After Fanta and Doritos, I think the Orange Dye went to her head a bit…
Yes, it’s me. After this crew, I decided I needed a double.
Our handsome men at sunset. Bo, Cliff, Scott, Keith, Pav, Paul, and JP.
The dinner crew! I was actually IN the ocean to take this shot!