We’re finally here, finally home! Boxes have been unpacked, furniture has been purchased, pictures have been hung. And, after nearly two weeks, an internet connection has been installed. Four hundred and fourteen unread messages in my email inbox, but in a way it was kind of nice to be unplugged for a while. I wouldn’t want to do it again.
We spent four days driving from Budapest to our new home in Sitges, Spain, a town 35 kms south of Barcelona. Tomorrow I’m taking the boys to the big city for the day. G’s excited mostly about the train ride there.
Anyway, I hope to bring you pithy and thought-provoking prose soon enough (or at least the crap I usually write), but for now I’m going to leave you with one photo from each of our overnights along the way, and some shots from our first fortnight in our new home.
First night: Trieste
Second night: Genova
Third night: Aix en Provence
Fourth night: Finally in Spain! A town called Roses.
Here at last, and first trip down to the beach. They look confused, as though they’re not quite sure what to do with so much sand and sea.
But after a few minutes they start to get the idea.
Old-fashioned bicycle-powered carousel at a street festival.
Walked along the coast to some secluded nudie beaches.
Sunrise from our bedroom
Happened upon this festival at a nearby town
Sitges’ 17th-Century cathedral
We’re gonna have shells around the house, it would seem. Lots and lots of shells.
You have to love the sea views at the local playground.
Long before we moved I promised the boys a lobster dinner when we arrived. Promise kept.
Sitges is set between the sea and Garraf National Park, about 10 minutes from our house. We went for a short hike one day and found this massive grasshopper.
Sitges puts on a fireworks display to welcome anyone who moves to the community. This one was for us.
View of the coastline
Sunset from the boys’ terrace