A little post about a little Mediterranean cove

After the hard battles I had with English grammar & vocabulary in my last few posts, I feel exhausted.  Moreover, picking, editing (just a little) and posting the corresponding tons of pictures was a tough work too.

Hence, today’s post is brief: Just a few words and a few pics about “Aiguafreda”, a little Mediterranean cove very close to Begur (Catalonia, Spain)

This is the unpretentious and tiny Aiguafreda cove:

Aiguafreda cove

Cala de Aiguafreda

Under the Aiguafreda’s pines, very close to the sea, there is a petite hotel wich hosts a very good restaurant: Sa Rascassa (“rascassa” is the Catalan name of the scorpion fish):

Restaurant Sa Rascassa

You can see the menu “al fresco”:

Sa Rascassa menu

I love swimming Aiguafreda’s waters very much, but not with my shoes on:

crystal clear waters

At the cove’s minibeach, you have an easy access to the sea:

Aiguafreda beach

Off the cove, in this kind of Escher’s drawing, you don’t have an easy access to the sea:

Stairway to sea by Aiguafreda

Aiguafreda, a tiny paradise:

Aiguafreda's waters, flowers and pines

As I said before, I don’t feel like practicing my poor English today. So, I leave you with these very well written lines from the British newspaper “The Sunday Times”, about the Aiguafreda Cove:

Let`s consider sand – and I`m going to be a bit controversial here. Sand is overrated: the mineral equivalent of Sienna Miller, it looks good on a beach, but quickly becomes rather irritating. Sand clouds the water, contaminates your sandwiches and exfoliates you where you`d prefer not to be exfoliated. My favourite beach is called Cala d`Aiguafreda, and it doesn`t have sand. It has flat rocks as warm as electric blankets, and tiny rock pools that make perfect wine coolers. Wrapped in pine woods and sheltered from the tramontane wind, it smells intoxicatingly of ozone and resin, and is lapped by waters as clear as Bombay Sapphire… but, for my money, tiny Aiguafreda is number one.” Extract from `The 10 best beaches in the world’ ” by Chris Haslam, The Sunday Times, March 9, 2008.

((Notice to my loyal few followers: This post is the “Begur part 2” of “Begur part 1: Where the Old and the New World meet”. I’ve realized that if you use expressions like “part one” or “second chapter” in any post’s title, nobody clicks on it))


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