07.05.2011 - 09.05.2011
After driving through Andorra and most of the Pyrenees we thought it was clear driving now down to Costa Brava and our EuroCamp Site. Everyone told us it would be only 1.5hrs to get to the site, and that we assumed would be pretty much a straight road.
It became apparent that the most direct route was not the fastest, nor the straightest journey. We zig-zagged our way down the Pyrenees, through long tunnels whilst watching the Spanish scenery pas by for the next 2.5 hours
Whilst Doug was having fun driving the roads, Lauren’s stomach began to feel queazy. After a short break it was decided that we should look for a calmer drive.
Unfortunately our road map showed roads that were still under construction and we found ourselves driving through more twists and turns. Finally off the mountain and back on to a familiar toll road that led directly to Girona, Lauren’s stomach returned to normal: craving for lunch.
Checking into El Delphin Verde was simple enough and the high expectations we had of “glamping” were finally realised when our safari tent was the biggest around with a fully equipped kitchen, fridge, lights, gas fire, double bed and two very comfortable deck chairs.
Arriving early afternoon, we had loads of time to do our shop for the 3 days of our stay which mostly consisted of cold Spanish meats and BBQ delights.
Now we have to say that at this point we were expecting a few nights “glamping” as a stop off to Barcelona, however if we were to do the same journey again we would certainly stay longer.
The surrounding area was full of medieval villages such as Pals and the market in Toreolla was a laugh to walk about and barter; however the 6 euro star tomato didn’t live up to its hype of nutritional value; we managed to put together an amazing lunch from the mass of fresh produce available. Aware that it is early in the season we didn’t expect things to be as quiet as they were, which was probably a blessing.
The pool was cold and the sea was colder but at least we had sunshine all day and a mad rush to get our washing done on the last day paid off....enough pants in reserve till the end of our journey!