Santes Creus to Montblanc

Usual quiet morning with me working and Sophie sorting her photos. She does like to take lots. 

Our Dorling Kindersley book also recommends a few eateries along the route. As there was a mention of one in this town, apparently one of the best for real Catalan fare, along with the the note “inexpensive”, it was a done deal. What’s more, this restaurant lets you eat as much as you can, and also includes all the drinks you wanted, including wine, cava etc. Sounded amazing from whatever angle you looked at it. Closed on a Monday was fine, because today was Wednesday. 

We even put on some half-decent clothes and I ditched the Crocs for a proper pair of shoes. By soon after 1pm we were ready, almost salivating, and found our way there. Closed. Anyway, I think we handled our disappointment well, and we had a wander around the very pleasant monastery instead & headed black for a repeat of yesterday’s lunch of day old bread plus cheese and tomatoes. Very nice of course, but this will definitely not be repeated tomorrow. 

So after a partial water top up from a very slow drinking fountain we headed off for the next town on the Dorling Kindersley agenda, Montblanc. Described as a medieval gem, it was very nice, and being able to slip into some free roadside parking was a bonus, and another advantage of a more modest-sized vehicle:

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