Friday, April 24, 2015

Road Trip to Spain: Costa Brava

This will be the first of 2-3 posts of photos from our vacation in Spain.  My strategy is to mostly photo- dump without a lot of commentary, or else this could take awhile.
about 675 miles
I will just say this: I credit Pete with the vision for this vacation.  This guy works long, hard hours during the week and then volunteers nearly every Saturday and Sunday for church at what is basically a second part-time job, not to mention how dedicated he is to serving his family in between and during all of this.  He deserved to have a break that would actually be a nice, relaxing break for him.

So he wanted to go somewhere relatively warm.  He wanted to take a road trip rather than fly.  He wanted to drive somewhere - for it to actually feel far, far away.  He thought Spain sounded nice.  When he got there, he wanted to drink a beer and stare at the ocean.  And that's about it.

When you're vacation goals are very basic, it's very easy to meet them!

With one weekend off church and a day spent driving each way, we had 5 days to spend in Spain over the Easter holidays.  Through the magic of airbnb, we booked a very inexpensive apartment (even by airbnb standards) overlooking the ocean in a town we'd never heard of, and then proceeded to worry we'd been tricked or missed the fine print.  

Thankfully, all was as advertised!

We spent most of our time at the beach in town or hiking along the coast to other beaches making up the Costa Brava.  Some of the neighboring countries had already finished their Easter breaks, so it wasn't terribly overcrowded.

On with the photos.

St. Antoni de Calonge and Palamós:

Exploring to the south:

Exploring to the north, La Fosca Beach:

Exploring to the north,  Cala de S'alguer:

Exploring to the north, Castell Beach:

A drive to the south, Tossa de Mar: