After our (almost) excessive amount of splore on Monday, we were looking for a chilled out day to rest and recuperate. The first stop would be in town to sort out another travel card. As great as my T70/30 was, after nearly a month of use the little paper card had developed a small rip in the corner. One day when we were using the metro, the machine ate half of the card and spat out the rest, leaving me with only about 60% of what went in. After an uncertain conversation with the very suspicious transport worker, I was sorted with a replacement which still had about 20 journeys left – time to go to the beach.
Castelldefels is the first nice and natural beach outside of the city, and is easy enough to reach on the bus in just under an hour. Niall has perfected the ability to instantly nod off to sleep as soon as we sit down on any transport, so I enjoyed the view as we rounded the airport and left Barcelona. Almost as if we were being rewarded for everything that had transpired in the past 48 hours, the beach was just perfect. The sun was out and shining and the temperature was reading a toasty 29 degrees, but with just enough wind to take the edge off. We lazed about on the beach and caught up on some much needed rest, before heading into the sea for a swim. The water was the perfect temperature, and we ended up bobbing in the waves for at least an hour. Before heading home, I threw the drone up to get a bit of beach footage. Although some of the video looks amazing, I didn’t really get to focus on the filming all that much due to all the interest I gathered. During the 20 minute flight I must have spoken to about 15 different people who came over to see what was going on and inquire about various things to do with the drone. Always happy to chat about these things – especially in Spanish – I answered their questions, but sometimes it would be nice to just fly and focus on the images without getting so distracted!
Our plan for the evening was executed perfectly from start to finish. In the morning we had gone shopping and bought everything we could possibly need for a smashing barbecue. Upon arriving home from the beach, I lit up the coals and cooked us some good food, whilst Niall applied his expert burger making skills from working in McDonalds to construct said food. We smashed down some incredible burgers, along with some nice Spanish skewers and prawns dipped in tartar sauce – yum.