Well, actually we’re not. We awoke to another wet, grey day in France and decided on impulse that we would jump in the car and head south in search of sunshine, maybe somewhere near the coast between Barcelona and Valencia (about a seven hour drive). Paul scoured the internet but we were totally underwhelmed by all the identical hotels with concrete facades lined up along the seafront. Then he found a nice little cortijo situated in a small inland town, only half an hour’s cycle ride down the mountain to the beach. Two bedrooms and five bathrooms. Why would you need five bathrooms?
“Shall we book it?”
“I‘m not sure.”
“I’ll book it.”
“Yes, let’s have an adventure.”
He contacted the Spanish owner but unfortunately the house was only available up until Sunday. Too far to drive for just a couple of days. Were we disappointed? Actually I think we were both a bit relieved. The sun’s going to come out soon.
|Philippe cutting his hedge in the pouring rain and howling gale|