Six word Saturday


Did I tell you about Girona?

Striking, isn't it?

Striking, isn’t it?

My day trip from Barcelona.  There’s a story or two to tell, but as I only have six words, it’ll have to be pictorial.  Just click on the gallery.

Girona in a nutshell.  I wanted to come here in May for the flower festival, but it was more peaceful in November, and a wonderful escape from the city.

Beautiful, isn't it?

Beautiful, isn’t it?

I’m playing Six word Saturday, thanks to Cate at Show My Face.  Click on the links or the header and you can play too.  Happy weekend!



  1. Beautiful photos, Jo! Girona is such a gem isn’t it? So many people never make it out of Barcelona and miss out on the smaller, more peaceful cities and towns. Glad you made it to Girona! I’m itching to go back!

  2. Ah, my kind of town Jo, I could happily walk around there all day with my camera. Although I can hear it now, ‘How many more photos do you need!’ Only joking, she is really very tolerant 🙂

  3. This is a truly beautiful gem – never heard about before and I been in Barcelona 4 times. A good reason for going back for me. Love your photos – my favorite is the steps with the table.
    Just sitting and having a Mango cheesecake – only a couple of meters from the ocean in Portpartick. Enjoying myself and helping my friends with their curtains for the dinning room. Tomorrow are we moving down to Dublin. Life is so good … and my butt is so sore. Loads of Scottish hugs …

    1. Oh, your poor butt! It seems so unfair. 😦
      I remember Portpatrick so well. You’re really not very far away and I’m blowing you kisses 🙂 Have a wonderful time in Dublin, Vivi. Big hugs xx

      1. Jo, my butt has been behaving very well the last days, but I got a very sore neck on Sunday evening – and talk about pain, gone this morning. Something I get once in a while – and it normal take up to a week before it goes away – I get it instead of a cold. Woke up this morning and it’s gone – singing of joy just now.
        2 days left of my tour and I really had a brilliant time.
        Maybe it was your kisses that sorted my neck out. *smile

      2. I’m singing too! “Oh, what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day…” Happy for you Vivi. 🙂 I’m going to Edinburgh on Saturday (just for the day!) Looking forward to your posts when you’re back and healthy. Hugs!

  4. Another nice day out with you Jo. I’m so glad you’re not a “lounge around the swimming pool” sort of gal 😀

    If I do ever get to this part of Spain I now have plenty of tips on what to do and where to go.
    Jude xx

  5. 🙂 I was going to say exactly what Ruthi said, that I love traveling with you through your beautiful photos and descriptions! I feel as though I have really been there. You do need to watch out for those random bollards popping up though! 🙂

  6. Wonder of wonders: My Beloved Sandra is accompanying (ie dragging) me several hundred miles away from home for a whole week.

    Woo-Hoo! I’m a globetrotter!

    1. I could be seriously tempted too, Jill. The TI was immaculate and I ended up wearing a “necklace” tracking my footprint through the city for a research project (someone would have got seriously dizzy following me 🙂 ) I felt like asking for a job.

  7. I didn’t get to Barcelona when I was in Spain. 😦 How I wish… How I wish… Oh well, I did get to see Sevilla so it’s all right. Those houses look like just cardboard boxes.

      1. aha, nice to see someone else taking a short trip! I recall buying tickets at Atocha for a quick trip to Toledo and the woman asking me if I was sure because we’d only be there a few hours. Yep, I am sure. we only needed to buy a sword as the sword shop was closed on our previous visit 10 months before. I’ll never forget the look on that woman’s face! and I couldn’t think fast enough in Spanish to explain it to her….he he.

    1. That endless list, Sue! I had the map on my knee on the train and was checking out how close we were to Andorra, and wondering if we could get out to Figueres at the coast 🙂 I’m insatiable (and not at all penitent)

  8. Girona looks lovely through your eyes, Jo. I wish I had made a day trip there from Barcelona! But I was plenty busy; sadly, there just wasn’t enough time. Love your views of the city, the architecture, and that interesting bridge. 🙂

    1. You did your share of “hoofing around”, Cathy! 🙂 I really enjoyed Girona, and it made a welcome break from the city, but there is just SO much to see! Enjoy your weekend, hon 🙂

  9. Hi Jo ~~ Girona does look like a very nice place to spend a day while at Barcelona. We were on the A-road driving through and over it on our way to the Carcassonne, France, area a few years ago. We spent four days (five nights) there in France. We did not return that way as we (I) wanted to see Andorra on our way back to Barcelona. We did spend a day and a night at Andorra.

    Yes, that’s my vote for you guys to return to Paris. I will have to see if I can get hold of your Cities of Kings book. Use it as a checklist and wish book. The last time we were in Paris was April, 2012, for the Paris Marathon where our London daughter, Karen, ran the Paris Marathon. We were in Auckland last December (2012). There are soooo many pretty places in this world! I am glad you like to travel and read travel. Mrs. Jim reads more travel than I do.


    1. I don’t have nearly as much time to read travel as I used, Jim (blame the blog, but I love it 🙂 ) When I looked at how close Andorra was on the map I was sorely tempted, but then, give me a coastline and all I want to do is make my way along it. The Med would be torture because I’d always want to see the next town or village. I enjoyed what I did see 🙂
      Paris isn’t decided but it’s a strong possibility. Thanks for your vote, Jim.

    1. It’s my first time in this part of Spain, Rich, never having done Lloret or Tossa back in the day. I thought the mountain backdrop was lovely, and it made a very nice contrast to Barcelona. I needed to take my foot off the pedal for a while. Would have liked to get to Figueres too, but you know us SS types 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for checking out the gallery, Scott. It’s appreciated. 🙂 The town walls were a wonderful viewing point, with the mountain range in the background. I imagine it might be your kind of place. Lots of walking opportunities too.

    1. Loved it, and it was such a nice contrast to Barcelona. Beautiful though the city is, I found it a bit full-on at times (or maybe that’s just my way of doing things :)) Many thanks for the book recommend. Always up for one.

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