There’s nothing as calming as a leisurely walk by the sea. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is. The salty air. The cool sea breeze. For me it’s some combination of the quiet ferocity of the waves, the raw beauty, and the sense of natural grandeur always eluding your grasp.
If you don’t happen to live by the ocean, search out your local lake, river, reservoir, or watering hole. Anything will do the trick. Go for a walk and let yourself settle into some shore inspiring calm over a hectic weekend.
We recently went for a hike along the Mediterranean outside of Barcelona. To get there, we took a short train ride to a little town called Vilanova. Hopping off the train, we ducked into a local bakery and picked up a couple of buttery, chocolate dipped croissants. The trail was hidden, nestled between the train tracks and the winding Mediterranean coastline.
At each bend in the trail we came across new and uninhabited coves. We kept an ear out for passing trains as we went, making sure to steer clear of the tracks. The path meandered up and down over rocky hills and little tunnels. After an hour’s hike we arrived at a tiny resort town called Sitges. We capped off the morning with a quick dip. Slowly, flipflops in hand, we made our way down the boardwalk and over to the local station, catching a lunchtime train home.
Vilanova | Sitges | Mediterranean Coastline