Cycling to Malgrat de mar
This morning as it was quite cloudy we decided to hire some bikes. Before doing so we stopped at a cafe for a spot of breakfast. I had a tortilla sandwich with a coffee and orange juice costing around €5. The best option my wife could find was pan con tomate, she supplied her own chillis and tomato from a nearby shop to liven things up a bit.
The bike hire cost €8 for 4 hours, the cloudy conditions were perfect as I didn't fancy cycling in the direct sun today. We made our way along the coast to Malgrat de mar where once we arrived the heavens opened. There was only one thing to do, shelter from the rain over a spot of lunch.
We'd eaten at Maui bar a few years ago, the dining area looks out over the beach making it an ideal spot to enjoy some lunch.
My wife's green salad was huge, she didn't want the feta cheese so I helped her out with it.
I usually order one of the meat dishes here but didn't seem to have much of an appetite today. Instead I ordered a Russian Salad, it tasted great but after a couple of mouthfuls I felt really full. This was most unlike me as I always usually clear my plate, I did manage to finish my strawberry mojito though which was exceptionally good.
As we passed through Santa Susanna this fantastic brutalist building (Hotel Caprici) caught my eye. I was keen to spot some brutalist architecture on this trip and this was the first decent example I'd seen.
Before returning the bikes we stopped for a couple of drinks at Santi's Beach Bar as The Zipheads from St Albans were playing. The place was rammed and the crowd were loving them, we'd seen them at Boomtown Fair before and really enjoyed them there.
It was halfway through my glass of sangria at Santi's Beach Bar that I realised I didn't feel at all well. We quickly returned the bikes and walked back to the hotel where I spent the next 18 hours in bed feeling really rough and being sick.
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