Canet Holiday to prepare apartment

June 2007


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Queuing up at Southampton Airport
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Flying over the Solent
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Cloud all over France so the next shot was as we flew over the Mediterranean coastline at Canet
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Our apartment is between the Med and the Etang
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A view showing the extent of Canet including Chateau Esparrou beside the Etang
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Canet's famous merry-go-round in the Place Méditérrannée
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... and more of the square
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Exit from the underground car-park - we think - there's no way in!
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Entertainment to celebrate St Jean's festival - a Molière comedy
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... then the carnival led by a ghostly apparition
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... then extra-terrestrials - really tall and scarey,
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... with this wonderful transformer skeleton
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And a ribbon machine, followed by an excellent firework display which I only captured as movies.
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Some of the spring clean in the flat. There's more space than there looks when the bunkbeds are back against the wall.
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A view to the South from the thalassotherapy spa hotel of Les Flamants Roses in Canet Sud
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Canet's very keen on flags - but there are some missing!
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Perpignan Gare - Dali's 'Centre of the Universe'
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Latest set of Elinor
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... dress from Sonia
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Mum and Dad
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Shots around Barcelona - the Arc de Triomf
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Passeig St Joan
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Ronda St Pere
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This shop's great for vocabulary ferreteria - ironmonger drogueria - cleaning materials and paints utensilios - utensils domesticos - domestic goods tornilleria - screws herramientas - tools cerrajeria - locksmith
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Passeig St Joan
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Passeig Lluis Companys
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Palacio de Justicia
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Good to see more police around - Barcelona seemed to be safer than normal
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Passeig del Born
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Plaça Santa Maria
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar
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This is Plaça Santa Maria. Near by is La Carte des Vines which has a great wine selection (in c/ Sombrerers)
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Fossar de les Moreres with the red Monument to Catalan martyrs of 1714
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Back in Passeig del Born
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And here's our Moira
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Tom's Gazpacho washed down by the first of the dinner wines
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Fantasticly tasty prawns
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Breakfast at Bocamel in Calle Comerç
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Catherine at her Formatgeria La Seu (cheese shop) on calle Daguria - she gave us three recommendations for three great cheeses
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Plaça Sant Just in the Barri Gòtic. The Café de la Academia on the left is a great restaurant
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An advert for Aquarius in Passeig Maritim - but the white Catalan sign is sarcastically saying "You really should have tried to make a bigger sign"
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Nice big paella pans on Pla de Palau
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Plaça Sant Agusti Vell near Tom and Jessica's
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The local Joanet cafe - local Barcelona food and drink
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Fully working drinking fountain
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Nice bookcase
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Nice bike
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Museum of Natural History in Ciutadella Park
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Out with Pilar in Ciutadella Park
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'Bicing' - Bike stations all over the city - if used often can cost as little as £20 per year
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Moira feeding herself
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Tom and Eli
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Hi ha dues menes del individus: els Catalans i els que somien esdevinir ho! There are two types of person - Catalans and those who who wish to be so - or Welsh or whatever!
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Tom's dinner - Suquet (fish stew) of Sea Bream, Plaice, Octopus, Salmon & Prawns, with sea lettuce - fantastic flavours
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Beautiful
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St Pere Church
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Flowers on balcony of Sant Pere Més Alt
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Cathedral undergoing work
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Back at the flat - more shots from the veranda
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Meeting Helen and Chris at Perpignan station - here for 10 days
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Moules and dancing at La Bohème in Canet Sud
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Then a fantastic meal on the Saturday with neighbour Lucienne and Henri at La Vigatane restaurant near the Chateau in Canet Village
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Can't remember what Jo said but it must have been funny
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Best way to drink Banuyls Vin Doux Naturel - fortified dessert wine
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Mini Golf on the Sunday and ...
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... looking for beach club houses (including planning for a sail on Monday morning before we left)
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Waiting for a dingy to sail the Med!
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Very changeable winds so the sail to the edge of Canet harbour (in the background) and back took us an hour
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Glad that's over
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