POST BY JOHN D SHARMAN

A windy and uncomfortable night

We drove into Cadaques and payed for parking and strolled around the town breezy and sunny then moved on to overnighted in a large parking area at the other end of the village near Portlligat..42.291417 3.283983 marked as no overnighting but on questioning a Brit who had been there two weeks we felt happy to stay. No not an excess of peas or baked beans disturbed our sleep just Wind…It blew dogs off the piers from midnight onwards .. We slept very poorly with Hetty rocking about like a Sonata on a swinging mooring till dawn.

After breakfast and double coffee we took our morning stroll fully wrapped and looking like locals, except we unbuttoned a bit on the uphill section,around the area of Dali’s coastal retreat is superb and very quiet at this time of year. Closed would be a good description. We decided to move on…


  
The drive onward was tortuous and windy as we pointed Hetty towards France and stopped at each village for a brief look but did not settle on an overnight stop until we reached France passing the near derelict border post at the top of a very step climb ..The downhill section revealed a parking spot with other motor homes we parked at the lower end with a wonderful sea view 42.439543 3.171184 . It was still very windy at sea but we where sheltered Hetty’s central heating was fired up and we were lovely and cosy. We had a chuckle when one of the motor homes was moved on by a loud honking of horns as he had apparently parked in the bus turning bay and two rolled up at the same time .He was not happy having to move and had two cigs before re-parking well out of the way.

I attempted to cook S’s corned beef hash recipe for our evening meal. We tend to eat basic in cold and windy weather. The decision was tasty but a bit wet I should have gone the extra mile and done dumplings as well she said……

Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

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