Day 17 20th August. L'Escala,
20.08.2012 - 20.08.2012 33 °C
We push on round today to L'Escala (Costa Brava). To be honest I don't remember much apart from heat and traffic. Once again we arrive at our site to find it is not what we were lead to believe from the brochure.
A very complicated sign in process and then you follow a member of staff to your pitch. This is quite routine on the larger sites. He pulls over at a small pitch that we don't think we'll fit in. This is when we start to realise that we may have a choice and we encourage our guide to drive round. Although the pitches are marked out it's very jumbled and hard to tell. Finding a spot we manouver to set up and the little man on the bike is still there. We are used to people staring at us as the trailer, the van, the dog all seem to draw attention but this is a little more then normal. Then I clock the electric box we will need to connect to is padlocked. He has to fit the cable for us, great that means we have to wait for them to disconnnect us before we leave tomorrow. I say tomorrow with great confidence as not even througt the gate we know it's not for us. Lovely for the night but not to stay.
Little man leaves and then the fun really starts. Tying Bodhi off on the handy tree outside the door the neighbours dog hopes to introduce himself to Bodhi. Oh and he has another off lead pal.......super. Language must be an issue as they keep coming forward despite Bodhi making it quite clear that he does not wish to play.
Once their owners call them back and Bodhi is placed swiftly in his cage until we are fully set up then our neighbour to the right appears. In a rather unfetching pair of speedos. No pool in site and yet here we are with la posing pouch.
Hoping he can't hear the kids giggling I just hope he's not as weird as he looks. I must say though that I was a little worried about coming away. You read and hear so much about kids being abducted but I really don't think anyone would come near our tent. Bodhi seems to give us a good invisable barrier that only if invited will people cross. Or it could be my bright red face, wild eyes and crazy hair from all the heat.
Tonight we feasted on boiled potatoes, peas carrots and a Chicken and Mushroom Fry and Bentos pie with gravey. Oh yes a little tastes of home.