In these cold, wet and and gloomy November days, with the darkness setting in by 5 o’clock, it’s good to remember the days of summer. Here are a few photos from a lovely walk I’ve done many times when on holiday on the Costa Brava, Spain’s northern Mediterranean coast. We stay at a site called Cala Gogo, which is situated in between two towns, Platja D’Aro and Palamos. The former is a lively tourist town, mainly for the Spanish themselves, although there are quite a few French and Dutch too. It has a really nice feel to it, especially along the beach promenade. Palamos is more of a working town, still a fishing port and also a stop off for some pretty huge yachts. Between Palamos and Platja D’Aro there are a string of settlements and every bit of available beach is heavily populated. But there’s a relaxed feel to the area. It hasn’t been invaded by the lager louts. The photos here are a few from the coastal walk from Cala Gogo’s beach to a place called St Antoni, on the way to Palamos. It’s a rocky path, with lots of ups and downs. In the summer sun you can work up quite a sweat. The majority of people lounge on the big beaches, but if you like rocks and coves and snorkelling, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge. (My family prefer the lounging!)
Starting with a few of the rocks and coves.
Glancing back into the sun, “our” beach. On the far left the Cala Gogo strip.
More rocks. Great to linger on, these ones.
I can’t remember the name of this tower, but it’s a distinctive feature of the coastline.
I love this flat, dancing tree.
Looks like a cool time is being had on this yacht.
The beach at St Antoni. Some lovely cafes, serving the best baby squid…
Palamos in the distance.
Sparkling sun, azure seas, the rocks and trees.