Sant Feliu de Guíxols to Tossa de Mar
We had left Sant Feliu de Guíxols a week before to make the Girona circuit so after a bus back from Pals we set off on the Costa Brava GR92 again.
Sant Feliu de Guíxols to Tossa de Mar is about 18km. It’s an inland route involving a 500m climb to the Ardenya mountain range. There was a cool breeze but the promised views did not happen due to the cloud. After 400km hiking in the last 3 weeks we’re able to better the published times – 4 hours.
Tossa de Mar to Lloret de Mar
14km (3½ hours) to Lloret de Mar; for the most part more a hilly urban walk until you hit the coast. Then you are reminded that this is the Wild/Rough Coast (Costa Brava) and want to keep walking and looking.
Lloret de Mar to Blanes
It’s 9km from Lloret to Blanes, the southern end of the Costa Brava. Raul and Mayra joined us to finish our 420km 4 week walk in Catalunya. Can it really be 4 weeks? We are not ready to leave!
We organised our trip to be in Mataró (30km north of Barcelona) on Friday so we could see the Catalan Castell (Human Tower) practice.
The formation of these towers are much more complicated than we imagined. Everybody plays a part – young, old, fat, thin, male, female – without them all the Castell cannot be made. Teamwork and trust. It is like an orchestra. The finale is when a child, about 5 years old, reaches the top, raises a hand, crosses over and descends on the other side. The Castell then gracefully disassembles. (Thanks Mayra for the photos)