Costa Brava: Castles, Double Rainbows and Dali
Salvador Dali said “There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.” If I were a surrealist painter surrounded by the beauty of Costa Brava, I would say the same. While we may not be painters we are photographers and the storms, landscapes, architecture and clear blue green waters were more than enough to cause an overdose of satisfaction.
I hate sounding overly positive and gushy but sometimes it necessary…so bear with me, because that’s where we are headed.
Dali’s home town of Cadaqués.
If you don’t know who Salvador Dali is, you may want to use the Google machine to look him up after this. He grew up in Costa Brava and lots of his work is of the area. There is something uniquely interesting and satisfying about seeing the landscapes that hang on museum walls around the world, especially when some of them still look very much the same. Dali was a strange character (the kind we like best) and said “I don’t do drugs, I am drugs”. With scenery like this, who needs drugs!
Everything was green, lush and lovely.
Even the smallest villages had the most beautiful castlesque churches.
Believe it or not, we had this old castle all to ourselves for hours before anyone else showed up. It was a rainy day and while everyone else stayed in siping on Cava and Espresso, we were treated to the most beautiful double rainbow and sunset we have ever seen!
We dotted our way along the coast from quaint villages like Torroella De Montgri to Aiguablava and even made our way to the Parque Natural Cap de Creus (the national park).
The only thing we need more of was time! There is still so much we didn’t get to see and places we didn’t make it to like the Gran Canaria (a supposed must see). Until then, we will just have to reminisce as we will keep rollin’ down the old American highways.