Delta del Llobregat - The cat, you and us

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.

Delta del Llobregat - The cat, you and us Two for the road - The cat, you and us

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 ;)

Follow the track - The cat, you and us

Follow the yellow sand lane ;) I like how you feel completely lost and alone in this blue, yellow and green.

Landing planes - The cat, you and us

Planes! At the beginning we were like extra conscious of them, pointing and taking pictures, until we realized that one was peeking every two minutes.

Marshland - The cat, you and us Canes & laughs - The cat, you and us Hat off to you - The cat, you and us Hey you - The cat, you and us

My Mount Fuji pin (love it) from our honeymoon. The sunglasses were a present from my mom for my last birthday.

Mt. Fuji Japan pin - The cat, you and us

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.

Hats - The cat, you and us Hats off - The cat, you and us

Dear sheeps, Dani salutes you!

Sheep - The cat, you and us Planes and sheeps - The cat, you and us Hello plane - The cat, you and us

Yes, I may or may not have made a few “hello plane” jumps of my own.

Delta del Llobregat - The cat, you and us

a.k.a The wind that shakes the barley :)

Planes in sight - The cat, you and us Sweet kiss - The cat, you and us Delta del Llobregat - The cat, you and us Delta del Llobregat - The cat, you and us Delta del Llobregat - The cat, you and us

The scarf (an oldie from Zara) was needed at the end of the afternoon.

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Love this capture. There were several fences on the road to protect the fauna but with open shutters to watch the birds from there.

Delta del Llobregat - The cat, you and us

The planes always kept me thinking about which adventures were awaiting for the travellers.

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!

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  1. Mariko ADDS...

    What a lovely discovery!

    4th June 2014
    • We reply...

      It was! I would love to go back again soon, I’m pretty sure there are more hidden spots in the middle of the marshlands to take more pictures :)

  2. Taylor Bishop ADDS...

    These photos are so lovely, this spot is really inspiring me to take a trip soon!

    5th June 2014
    • We reply...

      Thanks Taylor :) summer definitely itches us all to discover new places.

  3. Denysia Yu ADDS...

    Love the pictures! :)

    5th June 2014
    • We reply...

      :) :)

  4. petra ADDS...

    lovely pics. makes me get out my hiking boots :)

    5th June 2014
    • We reply...

      :) go, quick get them!

  5. Jane Y. ADDS...

    such a lovely outing! that plane shot is great! :) there is a park near where i live and you can see the planes take off and land at national airport. it’s amazing. they literally fly right above you! :) and damaris! where did you get your dress/dress shirt? i love those kinds of cuts!

    5th June 2014
  6. Deniz ADDS...

    oh this place looks sooooo peaceful!! I hope I’ll have time for getaways soon, we’re at the same position as you to keep up with time and all stuff to do. And also I don’t know why but summer is still not here! what about Barcelona?

    5th June 2014
    • We reply...

      I think summer just arrived today in Barcelona, it was a little weird to need tights at late May-June here, but today the heat is at full bloom :)

  7. Gorgeous photos & outfit! We have a few marshlands around where we live and I absolutely love visiting them… so fun too when the weather is this beautiful! xoxo

    PS Thank you for your sweet words on my Etsy shop! <3

    5th June 2014
    • We reply...

      Thank you Veronika! I really wish you the best with your new etsy venture, it is a great idea!

  8. Ice Pandora ADDS...

    What a lovely area to hike, this Delta place! I’m more
    of a flat land hiker as well, rather than a mountain
    one where I have to carry a heavy backpack…
    Omg, have you seen any turtles? Is it noisy since there
    are planes crossing above your heads? :P anyway
    really lovely pictures! Xx

    5th June 2014
    • We reply...

      Hahah, yay for flat land hikers!!! We saw turtles but unfortunately do not have pictures of them because it was quite tricky to take photos of the green shell inside the green water :) The planes were not noisy, just a little background noise when one was approaching. However there was a special place prepared with benches to lay down and see the planes flying above all your body; which, as the planes where in their lower point before landing, was really noisy!

  9. Fiona ADDS...

    You guys always capture such lovely images, I feel your storytelling through photos (and words!) is my favourite thing and seriously makes me greedy for more posts :P

    9th June 2014
    • We reply...

      Oh! Thanks! It means a lot, because one of our favorite part when creating a new post is always how to construct that storytelling by pairing images one after another :)

  10. Kati ADDS...

    These photos are so beautiful and you two are a very cute couple!

    Have a fantastic day,

    9th June 2014
    • We reply...

      You are soo sweet Kati! Thanks!

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