F A O D A I L
A beautiful Scottish word that translates into a Lucky Find.
When you are thrown a day off on a Monday and the weather forecast is as good as Summer we can’t help but go north to our favourite coast to catch some sun and get a taste of fresh fish. La Costa Brava. The beaches, the food, the quaint fishermen villages and all the little secret nooks of the forests that end at the sea.
A true lucky find is Cala S’Alguer.
As well as a lucky find it’s almost a miracle that somewhere like this still exists, untouched by modern times. To get there you walk or sail, there is no driving option. Accessible via El Camí de Ronda which is a truly stunning 43km coastal walk from Sant Feliu de Guixols to Begur. No we did not walk 43km. We cheated a bit. We packed a light snack and drinks and did a little trek through the forest until we got to the path and then followed along until we got to Cala S’Alguer and then onto one of our favourite beaches: Cala de Castell.
If these paths could talk, I’m sure we could spend hours learning about smugglers and their treasures.
The actual cove is stoney. My favourite type of beach and I’ve mentally twinned it with Church Ope Cove on Portland (Dorset), another favourite beach that I love to visit.
As you get closer you can see how these old fishermen homes have been restored and turned into holiday homes for the old romantics of this world. I would be so happy with the quaint Sa Barraca beach shack.
The path winds its way around the back of the cove where you have a view of the sea over the rooftops.
And you carry on walking and come to Cala de Castell, our destination for this morning’s fun and games.
After the eternal battle of covering everyone in a high protection sun cream some play football at the water’s edge, others sit and read. It’s bliss and everyone is happy.
After a day that will go down at a top 10 family date we relax at the campground we are staying at. The sunset is perfect and after dinner we kill time with a game of cards. I think he’s happy with the cards.
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