Spanish Spring: Road tripping around Valencia and Catalonia

Spanish Spring

A few favourite photos of my Spanish Spring adventure with Sandra and Renate.

A fantastic road trip visiting family in L’Ametlla de Mar in Catalonian Spain.

Wernie proved to be not only the “host with the most” but also an excellent tour guide, taking us on coastal road trips to beautiful Valencian Peñiscola and Tarragona in Catalonia.


Peñiscola, a fortressed sea port steeped in a rich history that includes influences by the Knights Templar who built the Castillo De Peniscola, a castle built on the highest point of the peninsula overlooking the sea. The fortress town is filled with little shops, bars and restaurants.

While us tourists were enjoying the beautiful town, the fisher folk worked down at the harbour repairing their fishing nets.


Tarragona sports many Roman relics, including the 2nd century Amfiteatre Romà. A Roman Amphitheater built right at the shore has epic views of the sea, harbour and surrounding landscape.

The old town is just that, old! That said, there are lots renovations happening. The carcasses of torn down buildings covered in graffiti make for some very interesting street art.

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Carpe Diem

The crowning glory of our stay was an extended lunch at the spectacular Carpe Diem surrounded by olive groves and rolling Spanish hills. The restaurant, ran by a Dutchman, is a true diamond in the rough with delicious food and eccentric décor.

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