I spent the day today working out a route to walk from Canet de Mar to St Pol (3.7 km on the beach) via Montnegre. It ended up being 32K.
A wee bit longer, also we had an accumulated climb and descent of 2400 meters (that'll be about triple that in feet, so lets say 7200 feet.
We also had a bit of everything on the weather front, as you can see to start with, sunshine, clear skies and just warm enough to work up a bit of a sweat on the climbs.
Below, we've already come up a fair way, and we're looking out over Canet de Mar, we then have to drop down quite a bit before climbing again! This time even higher.
A fair way up the next climb we came across this house..
One of the things I was doing was taking photos at the various junctions of the two people I was with going the way we needed to go. Worked well as a reminder of the route. Now I have to match it up with what the gps told me and what I see on the map...then do it again.
As you can see, we got rain above, then while we were having lunch, thunder and lightning. When I took this picture, hail as well.
Rained a wee bit.
Later, I figured out that I could stick my hand in the picture to help indicate the route, pretty clear, no?
Looking back to Montnegre, hidden in the clouds, where we'd come from.
OH LOOK! Barcelona! That wedge shaped mountain is Monjüic.
Two attractive houses in St Pol to round it all out!
Finished off the day with a double rainbow. That doesn't happen all that often, now does it!