So we decided to brave the roads south of Barcelona and have been touring since Friday evening. Our base has been the excellent Hotel Victoria in Segur de Calafell, a nice older place where we are, I think, the only guests. Yesterday we drove high into the hills and ate bread and cheese halfway up a mountain at a small rest stop with ornately tiled fountain. Does it get better than that? Later in the day we came back to sea level and Oliver swan in the ocean. Today we head back to take another stab at Barcelona.