Friday 2 January 2015

Happy New Year!

A brand new year has arrived, and with it a burst of balmy, sunny weather that feels positively spring-like here on the Costa Brava.

We celebrated New Year's Day with a post prandial stroll along the cliff tops. It was a glorious start to shiny, new 2015.

There were very few people around. In fact it felt like we were the only folk left in town. All around was quiet save for the ebb and swell of the sea, and the mournful cries of the gulls.

We spotted this cheeky little chap sitting on a rock with the seagulls. Emi got very excited and suggested that he was a penguin. I squinted, struggling to focus on the penguin-shaped-and-sized bird in the distance, and began to express my doubts about whether there could possibly be penguins in the Mediterranean (duh!). Ornithology is not my forte. Mr B jumped in masterfully, and put us out of our misery, identifying the cormorant on the rocks. He - the bird- is rather magnificent, isn't he?

We carried on to S'Agaró, the next village, where they had some decent waves breaking on the beach.

We pottered along the front and had coffee and dessert at a little chiringuito that had heroically stayed open and been rewarded with a smattering of diners who were enjoying a New Year's Day lunch al fresco in the sea air.

It was lovely sitting there in the warm(ish) sunshine, listening to the chit-chat and the breath of the sea, rising and falling in the background. I really couldn't think of a better way to start this lovely, shiny new year. 

And so, my friends, I wish you a very happy, prosperous and creative 2015 and leave you with the sound of the Mediterranean breaking on the rocks as we walked back home. 

Be still, my beating heart. I think I've just started vlogging!

All the best for now,

Bonny x

As shared on Friday Finds


  1. Ah it looks gorgeous and congrats for the video it's great.

  2. And a happy new year to you! What a fabulous place to be to start a new year.

  3. What a beautiful way to start 2015! Happy New Year to you!

  4. Oh a walk along the sea sounds and looks so nice. The first photo is amazing! Happy new year to you!

  5. Wow what a place to start the New Year. Those waves sounded awesome. - Wishing you the very best this year.

  6. What a beautiful day to start the New Year!!!

  7. Lovely morning!!! My favourite image is the rolling waves and trampled sand! But the cormorant is kinda cute, too!!