Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The group, at Portlligat, May 26, 2015
Today was a nice, restful, easy day. It is a scheduled rest day, and as I mentioned yesterday, the optional ride for today was cancelled because the wind continues to be very strong. This wind is a
periodic phenomenon caused by storm systems far to the North, and usually lasts 3-5 days. We seem to be having it for longer than usual.

We gathered this morning for a walk to Portlligat, where the summer home of Salvador Dali is located. After a few pictures and a walk around, some of the group opted to continue on a fairly strenuous hike to the lighthouse at Cap de Creus, the  most easterly point on the Iberian peninsula. Those who went said that it was a great hike, and they returned via the route that we would have  biked. I think that they all felt that they were glad that they were not trying to bike it in today's wind -- in fact, walking was difficult at times.
With my friend, Salvador Dali
The wind does have one benefit. I did a little washing today and put it on the balcony to dry, As long as you can secure it so that it does not blow away, it dries very quickly,

I did not do the longer hike, but took the leisurely route back to town, taking pictures and having a pleasant tapas lunch in town.

This afternoon we took the van and made a short visit to a small local winery. It was interesting, and the location near the highest point on yesterday's ride was very picturesque.

Sculpture on top of Casa S. Dali

Portlligat, seen from above

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