Bates Beach House

Bates Beach House - The cat, you and us

Last week when we shared the first part of our walk around Delta del Llobregat (not read it yet?, go ahead and jump to the Delta post now and come back later - wink!) we talked about the different trails that you can follow to either trace planes, watch birds or follow the shore. In fact our very first choice was to get to the beach, because it was the most remote, to then go back to the rest of the trails which were nearer to the ending point next to the bus stop.

The way to the beach - The cat, you and us From here you can take a peek of the beach - The cat, you and us

My mom was thrilled to see the sea so she had to peek it from the fence.

Caserna dels Carabiners - The cat, you and us A door to the sea - The cat, you and us

We discovered that the beach is a virgin place and it is forbidden to walk in the sand, instead they have set up a wooden skywalk that allows visitors to be there without ruining the landscape. The walkway was built around what once was the traffic light home that hosted an optical telegraph to help with the communication of the ships along the shore.

When we caught the first glimpse of the house I immediately said out loud: that looks like Norman Bates Beach House. There was something about seeing it from afar, the surroundings, its (little) creepiness and the large boardwalk to get to the entrance that somehow I thought fitted perfectly with the infamous movie character. Of course, short after I said that, I realized that maybe it was not the best thought for three lonely hikers...well, I know it's not that big deal, but I couldn't help it, I was a little too nervous while approaching the entrance...

Semafor - The cat, you and us

Here it is, Norman's beach home!

Boardwalk - The cat, you and us Walway to Semafor - The cat, you and us

"Hey guys, don't leave me all alone!" I definitely did not want to go in there by myself.

Delta del Llobregat Beach House - The cat, you and us Window portrait - The cat, you and us Beach skywalk - The cat, you and us Shore viewpoint - The cat, you and us A virigin shore - The cat, you and us Virgin beach - The cat, you and us

Confession time: although I am quite a scaredy cat with some horror movies (and the tunnel of terror attraction is a place I could never trespass), Psycho was our second date after my request. The first time we went on a date ever, Dani was the one asking and selecting the movie, which by the way was Moulin Rouge (boy knows how to please a musical addict girl), but a week after that we both wanted to see each other again, and I proposed to go to a re-run of Psycho on the big screen. I love Hitchcock's movies but the real reason was that I couldn't believe Dani (a confessed movie enthusiast) had not seen any of his masterpieces: not right!, right? A few years later, on one of those couple conversations, I discovered he thought that it had been a rather odd choice for a second date but that at the same time he became intrigued to know more of a girl whom was so excited for a 60s horror movie (ah!).

Do you also make odd choices for your dates? Which was your first (and second) date with your plus one?

Running on the boardwalk - The cat, you and us Delta del Llobregat - The cat, you and us
Share this adventure


  1. I love the pictures and I definitly love your second date story!

    12th June 2014
  2. Emma ADDS...

    These images are gorgeous! I want to live here, it is unbelievably photogenic!

    Emma x

    12th June 2014
  3. Amy ADDS...

    I love the scenery you’ve captured, it makes me feel like I am right there with you! Oh how I’d love to travel to see historic sights like this. You are a lucky one!

    I think it’s very important in a relationship to show your true colors! You certainly did when you suggested a movie that you love. We spend our whole lives wondering how we can impress a potential significant other, but truly, the only way is to just be yourself and share your passions, your likes and your dislikes.

    On one of my first dates with my boyfriend of 5 years, I said I couldn’t eat ice cream without dipping my french fries into it. He smirked and said “I really like that about you.” I thought to myself: He likes that about me! He likes that about me! And it turned into me liking that he was so open with my odd food choices. Now he knows all of my secrets — but the only advice I’ve ever been able to offer people who are searching for what we have, is be yourself and the right one shall come!

    All the best!
    Love, Amy xx

    12th June 2014
    • We reply...

      So true Amy, great pointed out! We are sometimes so nervous and only focusing on impressing our date that we forget that if we don’t show our true colors the other one would not be able to fall in love for who we really are :) Love your french fries dipped in ice cream reveal; I loooove that kind of food mixing: salty & sweet!

  4. Mariko ADDS...

    Norman Bates’ beach house! Love it! And good for you for introducing Dani to Hitchcock. One of my first dates with Rick involved watching a Japanese pinky-violence movie at my place. I thought he would think I was cool for liking weird violent movies, but he was actually really scared! Luckily he recovered and we continued dating. ;P

    12th June 2014
    • We reply...

      Hahahhaha, so funny your date description, Mariko! I can really picture both of you in the couch watching the movie and imagine Rick’s scared face :)

  5. Kati ADDS...

    This is so stunning – I love the photos a lot! Such a peaceful, happy atmosphere.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    13th June 2014
    • We reply...

      We loved the Delta getaway, it was really refreshing, peaceful and fun! Last pictures of this day are coming next week, hope you like them! :) Have a nice weekend!!!

  6. petra ADDS...

    I have to admit that I haven’t seen an awful lot of Hitchcock movies myself. but at least I’ve never claimed to be a movie aficionado… stunning pictures. I’d love to go for a walk there myself.

    13th June 2014
  7. Louise ADDS...

    Oh amazing, just judging from the pictures I’d never have guessed anything creepy (like the Norman Bates Beach House)…but this is kind of wonderful. And amazing how you guys watched Hitchcock on your second date. I love that!

    13th June 2014
  8. Fiona ADDS...

    This looks so amazing, I love creepy looking building, though I do scare myself easily too! That’s a nice idea to protect the beach :) I love your second movie date and your first – love Baz Luhrmann! On our very first date we watched zombieland together, we both love zombie movies, well I love the cheesy kind and Ben likes the horror style more (yikes!) BTW I really like the photo of your mum peeking and the two of you on the boardwalk.

    The photographer who I’m working with for weddings (fun!) always thinks I’m so weird for taking pictures of the back of people’s heads and he says that nobody likes photos like that but I REALLY DO :) he he he

    13th June 2014
    • We reply...

      Yay Zombieland!!! Awesome first date movie :) Oh! I get his point although I am also on your LOVING “back of people’s heads pictures” gang! Surely we count in our collection more pictures where you can’t see people’s faces than the other way round ;) but frequently we are asked a “why this picture cutting the head or of from the back?” from family members, hahaha!

  9. Ice Pandora ADDS...

    I had a date where we went to see Twilight part 1 :’)
    And I was awkward :c
    And I never have seen any Hitchcock movies either :P

    Anyway, another nice hike post! And that abandoned
    beach house looks really nice :o (not so sure by night)
    and love the wooden bridge c:

    13th June 2014
  10. Jane Y. ADDS...

    your pictures are beautiful! the color of the sky and water is stunning. and i was totally thinking norman bates when i saw the first picture. :)

    16th June 2014

Leave your comment

  • (will not be published)

(*) Comments are moderated, we will approve it soon!