Villa Blanca  Platja de Pals  Catalonia     20-27th September 1997

We flew from Bournemouth Airport on a BAC 111, which is quite an old aircraft, but European Aviation who are based on the airport had a fleet of them, and very nice they were too.
We landed at Gerona Airport, and then drove to P;atja de Pals, to stay in the Villa Blanca, a small development of houses around a pool.

The beaches in the area are very similar to those in Yugoslavia, with trees coming down to the side of the sea. One of our favourite beaches was Sa Tuna. The main holiday season was over and so there were few people around.

There were plenty of walks around the headlands to other beaches.


One day we drove inland into the mountains, and took a rack railway up to the ski area at Nuria.


View from carriage of rack railway.

We walked out from the station for several miles, looking at the wild flowers and birds.

Autumn Crocus


Another trip was to the Jardin de Botanico at Cap Roig on the coast south of Pals.

The entrance to the gardens.


We were lucky with the weather, although the nights were beginning to get cool, the days were very warm and almost cloudless.


One of the most picturesque trips we took was to the medieval town of Besalu, Quite a few people were in the area on organized coach tours, but you could still disappear down small streets to quieter parts.





Back down to the coast at Tamariu

Altogether a great holiday in Catalonia, and we will be back again.