BIKING TOSSA de MAR to ROSES

SUNDAY JUNE 21 10 AM

The mocking birds are squabbling in the trees above me as I start this posting. Leaving the Casa Llevado Campground was difficult. Every place I`ve stayed I wanted to stay longer, bar none. The gardener at the campground was telling me he was a biker, not only was it in Spainish, he was deaf & couldn`t speak very well. But I understood when he showed me his lower calf muscle, put mine to shame. They gave me a huge photo send off!

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HE WANTED TO WEAR MY HELMET AND HAVE HIS PHOTO TAKEN ON MY BIKE
This trip is so full of awesome experiences, Im so lucky to be able to do this and share it with all of you.
Its 3km downhill to Tossa, I find the grocery store and stock up. Im the kind of person who keeps a supply of food at home and on the bike too. But there are so many stores and places to eat Im carrying more food than I need to, really. I cook most of my meals. What do I eat? Oatmeal with a small flavored yogurt for breakfast, mini sub sandwiches for lunch, pasta with a bag of frozen vegetables, tuna and different soups for a sauce. Im going out tonight, Ive already scoped out the place, it was recommended by a local, expensive but I need a pasta break.
So Im back on the highway, where are the cars? There are literally no cars on the road. I cant figure out why? So as Im riding Im thinking this is the most beautiful rides Ive ever done. I look on the map and most cars take the highway around this twisted and turning road. I was able to pedal the whole thing I never walked once.

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THIS SIGN MAKES SENSE IF THERE WERE ANY CARS, BUT THERE WERE`NT ANY.

So I arrive at SANT FELIU de GUIXOLS I need a bathroom, theres one on the Esplanade. I ask this guy if he would watch my bike while I go, no problem. I order a coffee AMERICANO! for an AMERICANO, its been a good line I’ve used frequently. An Americano is their espresso with more water, for weak American coffee drinkers. I learn my new friends name is Jesus, he joked about it too, ~not that one. We have coffee together, he lives here. He had been kayaking in the bay I help load the kayak on to his car. As he is leaving he came over and gave me contact information and come back and stay with him. One life baby. I was telling him how great that part of the road was, well it turns out I was right about it. He tells me that NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC named TOSSA de MAR a top 6 must visit places in 2012, no doubt.

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JESUS RECOMMENDS I TAKE THIS BIKE PATH TO THE NEXT TOWN, THANKS JESUS

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I camped in L ESCALA, it was the first campground I wasn’t interested in staying longer at. I did meet a cyclist named Graham, from Vancouver BC, that has travelled by bike internationally more than me. He did Africa and some Middle East stuff, I was impressed. He was not cooking his food, he went out for every meal. He must have had an inheritance or something, he was only 43 years old. Its special when I go out once in awhile.
So Im in ROSES now, camping in town for about $22 a night. Im sending the rest of my Spanish post cards and finishing up this blog, its like a job this traveling. Im close to France maybe 40km, should be there in a couple of days. I already miss you Spain and Im still here. More on that after I leave Spain..
Till next time, send this blog link to your friends, I try to make it fun and informative.
Jeff

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