We decided to stop for a couple of nights at Girona, south of Figueres, to break up the journey to our next destination. The campground, just to the south, was fairly basic but convenient.

We found Girona a lovely place to wander around – the cathedral was particularly impressive- and the story behind what happened to the sizeable Jewish population in the 13th century was tragic. One thing we noticed was the very evident movement for an independent Catalan. Yellow ribbons adorned every railing and flags and banners were everywhere.

The Cathedral
The cloisters of the cathedral

Lots of narrow alleyways to explore -the old Jewish quarter “The Call”

We came across the largest shop selling watches that we have ever seen – Richard has been grumbling that he hasn’t been able to see the face of his current one since he bought it (too many fancy dials) – so after some agonising over which one to get he finally made a decision and is very happy!

Dinner at a local restaurant near the campground was an interesting experience – we chose the menu del dia (menu of the day)- and the food just kept on coming. We couldn’t even finish the multitude of starters, including a huge platter of snails, soft shell crab and mussels – an interesting but tasty combo. I could hardly face my main course of barbecue baby goat.

First escargot of the trip- did not realise it was a Spanish dish!

Next stop – Torla and the Ordesa National Park in the Spanish Pyrenees

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