Costa Brava revisited
Brava for the simple reason it was the most convenient place for everyone to meet for a family
weather and to please family members of all ages, but was pleasantly surprised to
enjoy the resorts which were the stereotypical package holidays for Brits abroad, back in the day.
easy reach of Fenals with its beach, bars and shops, Lloret centre and Italian
gardens of Santa Clotilde.
The gardens with terraces, fountains, stunning sea views, sculptures and cypress hedges were designed in 1919 and are inspired by gardens of the Italian renaissance.
|Beautiful views from the gardens|
From Fenals beach, we took a sea trip on a
catamaran to Tossa de Mar passing beautiful villas perched on the rocky
coastline. The boat had an open upper
deck, a middle closed deck and a glass-bottomed lower deck from which the sea
bed and fish can be seen.
On the way to our next stop, the architecture of the buildings was fascinating, especially the doorways.
|This balcony was above a butchers shop|
with rich colours which pick out the textural qualities of the landscape, almost like photographs.
We have visited this area several times and there is plenty to do and see including Barcelona, Girona and Roses but not with children who want to spend every minute in the pool or the sea. Regarding the latter, the beach at Fenals slopes immediately into the sea. This was great fun as the waves brought you back. FOMO (fear of missing out) made me take the plunge and it was exhilarating even though the force of the waves deposited you on the beach in a undignified manner!