After a day of driving, an overnight stopover in the thriving, cosmopolitan and very liberal resort of Sitges in the Costa Dorada, was a welcome break. Sitges is within easy commuting distance of Barcelona, and it proved to be unexpectedly enjoyable element of the holiday. We spent a day luxuriating on one of the town’s golden sandy beaches (take care which you choose, as one is populated almost
entirely by naked gay men!) We loved splashing in the crashing waves by day and in the evening we explored the old town, with its imposing cathedral, followed by a delicious al fresco Japanese meal on the promenade – where people watching is an absolute must. We then drove the short distance to Barcelona’s port to pick up an overnight ferry to sail to our next destination – Palma in Majorca!