Hello! After the “hangover” of the 1st anniversary celebrations, we are back at full throttle, well almost. Lately I have a hard time trying to keep up with my regular work obligations & home work (you know, the boring house cleaning & clothes washing stuff), but I know I’ll find time soon to have fun :) and catch up with my daily reads and blog-y amusing things.
I resist on using this space to complain (just a little bit to ease myself, ha!), so instead I would show you today the adventures we had during this last month. First in line our Delta outing.
When spring and summer knock on the door we are ready to add different activities to our weekends. We have been trying to find places for beginners to hike near Barcelona, because as I have already told you long before, we are more of the let’s take pictures & walk (with converse-like shoes) type, rather than real mountain hardcore hikers. We usually take two or three times the stipulated time of any walk, because we just need to stop at everything shouting: oh! look a cane (picture), oh! a turtle (picture) and like that with almost everything we find on the road.
A big bonus point for the places we are looking for is that it has to be reachable by public transportation from Barcelona. No wonder with all the restrictions it is a little bit hard for us to find places, but we were lucky to score this one: Delta del Llobregat.
A colleague from work recommended me this place she visited last year with her mom that was very near Barcelona, in fact it is next to Barcelona’s airport, and which she assured was easy to walk and beautiful; it looked as it had all the ingredients so we had to try! and we are very glad we did.
Delta del Llobregat is a marshland at El Prat del Llobregat, the town next to Barcelona where the airport is located. It has several routes quite easy to follow along, some of them along the beach trail while others are more focused on the marshlands itself, birds peeking and even planes tracing.
We went there on a Sunday while my mom was visiting us (she usually does every Sunday) and we decided we were going to spend the complete day on the Delta bringing our own sandwiches & drinks – we even had a Nutella delicious one for dessert (yumm!)
We had no initial plan of which routes we were going to follow but ended doing every single one because the walking was delightful and wished to seize all the different hours of the day to take pictures.
We liked it so much that we stored it in our mental file of places we would like to make a more planned photography session. I’m already envisioning cute couples walking around here, with us following like crazy nuts with camera and reflector in hand ;)
One of the things that impressed me most about this place was the contrast between the nature, birds, turtles, artichoke fields (this area is really famous for them!) and the planes a few feet away on the sky flying every two minutes above our heads.
We also got lucky with the weather, the sun was shining strong, you can tell by the pictures, but it was not too hot. Otherwise I would highly recommend using a hat or make the hike shorter during later hours (on summer some accesses close at 20h). In case you are visiting Barcelona and fancy to spend and afternoon at El Delta del LLobregat take the train from Sants train station to El Prat del Llobregat and then the L10 bus, that stops 10 minutes walking distance. Oh! and take into account that there is no need to buy special tickets because it is included in Barcelona’s subway integrated system.
We’ll come back next week with the beach trail where we found a really surprising and strikingly familiar place next to the sea, keep tuned!