Thursday, 29 August 2013

Here comes the sun

At last! We wake to sun and spend the morning sunbathing (adults) and swimming (children) before the customary late lunch. After lunch, Mel takes the children to Cala Llonga beach  - we drop them off there so we can take the car to check out the route to Santa Eularia town. It’s very close but much of the road has nowhere to walk so we don’t want to set off unprepared. Turns out that the centre of town is only about a mile away and there’s a pedestrian route across the river over the old bridge. A quick supermarket dash and back to the villa.

Simon collects Mel and co from the beach while I prepare a beef casserole with chocolate for tonight’s dinner. Then we put it in the oven to cook slowly while we take a stroll to Santa Eularia. The pedestrian route turns out not just to cross the river but to continue along its length to the sea; it’s crossed near the end by a pedestrian bridge to Siesta and we realise that we can go home that way to avoid walking along the busy road.
The beach is full of seaweed, but the promenade is attractive and there are hotels and bars all along it. We get as far as the central street and then stop for a drink and some tapas before Mel hits the Pacha shop and the small market for some last minute shopping.  Then we wander back to the villa for dinner. It starts to rain just as we arrive, but this is just a brief shower rather than the epic thunderstorms we have had before.

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