Temperatures went up to 30o celsius today in Spain, apparently. Up here in the North, though, almost 100km North of Barcelona, in Blanes, they hardly reached 20o.

In other words: it was a scorcher.

After the usual into and out of the airplane craic, we had to wait a few hours in Barcelona airport to catch the wheelchair-friendly bus that was going to take us on our 2 hour journey along the scenic route of the Costa Brava to Blanes. And look at that bus! Out of nowhere came a ramp that lifted Pádraig up in the air and across to his seating area in ‘normal’ bus where they just had removed a couple of seats to make space.

The best thing about the day was our room in this hotel that is separated from the med only by a road that you don’t even see from the window. Check it out. We don’t have just ‘sea view’, with have double sea view!

After a nap on arrival (after all we had got up at 4am to catch that flight), we went for a walk and ended up in one of our favourite bars.

For 20 euro, the three of us had tapas and a few beers making us some of the happiest people on the planet. Pádraig so enjoyed the walk along the promenade, the sun, the people, the food and the sip of beer. It was fantastic!

Finally, and to top it all up, guess from where I am writing tonight? Correct! Sitting on the top floor balcony overlooking the promenade, the lights of the town, and the mediterranean!