Our first full day in Cadaqués would bring a mixed bag of weather as we had sun, cloud cover and even a little rain.
Not to worry, we still enjoyed a full day lazing about.
Lots of cats in Cadaqués
Almost all of them sport some variation of this black and white theme.
Old School Road Sign
It will soon open for lunch
I like blue
Dos Claras, por favor
A Clara is half beer, half Seven-Up and all hot Summer day.
Tell me some tales of the sea
Rocky beaches are the norm
Prototypical Mediterranean Street
Another "Frigerator" backer?
The view of the harbor from the
Santa Maria Church
Ornate Main Altar
We need more Sun . . .
. . . All would seem to agree
A typical Electrical Box
Remember, Cadaqués prides itself on being an art colony, so this simply will not do.
Artists take your best shots . . .
A bit different
Nice work Cadaqués Art Community!
One of Cadaqués' Beaches
Nice day to sit and read outdoors
Time for more Claras
Our Secluded Beach of Choice
Laurie in the Mediterranean
Some paint for the sake of art,
others for the sake of maintenance
Late afternoon Snacks and Vino Tinto
After a good beach day, we went back to our hotel to clean up and decided to drive over to Port Lligat only five minutes away to visit . . .
The Salvador Dalí House
This world renowned Surrealist artist called this his home from 1930 to 1982. It definitely showed the, shall we say, interesting tastes of Dalí!
Polar Bear in the Entryway
Mini-view of his cove
One of the Dalí House's many patios
Changing Room for Dalí's Models
The one and only bedroom
Dalí did not want overnight guests.
On the right, partly obscured, is a copy of Time magazine with Dalí gracing it's cover. Dalí was the first Spaniard to make it to the cover of Time magazine.
This must have irritated Generalissimo Franco to no end.
Interesting but not sure of its purpose
By his Roof Top Egg
Roof Top Heads
Say, by the pool, isn't that . . .
. . . Why, yes it is, The Michelin Man!
Fashioned after Mae West's Lips
Good spot for that lighthouse beacon, Salvador.
Salvador, what the . . .
Port Lligat Cove
The Dalí House took us about 40 minutes to view. It was quite interesting and bizarre as well.
Much like its designer I'm sure.
Back in Cadaqués, it was time for dinner. Where to go?
With a name like that it HAS to be good!
Pasta in a "Puttanesca" sauce?
We started the meal with three different orders of tapas which were all delightful.
For my main course, I had to try the Tagliolini à la "Puttanesca." I just had to!
The sauce was incredibly hot as in Spicy Coyote hot, not heat hot. My head started sweating profusely after two bites.
I was in deep trouble!
But I had to finish it as a matter of culinary honor.
I would pay the price for this decision all night long!
As we say in my native France about situations like this one . . . PUTAIN DE MERDE!!!
Good Night Cadaqués!