Eleven O’Clock Road Trip: Cadaques

by Becky on December 5, 2012

in Travel

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On the northeastern coast of Spain, along what’s known as Costa Brava, a small town waits to welcome the Eleven O’Clock Kids.  Cadaques might as well have been in Greece, with its doors in every hue of sea green, and its stairways leading up to the olive orchards on the hillsides, and its clusters of whitewashed cottages.

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The wind was up, and we huddled together, trying to stay warm, and failing.

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But in the narrow streets, the girls found reasons to smile: Miss Lavender, because the photographer said “Please?”

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And Mr. Goose, because he got to ride on the back of an indulgent sibling.

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And Miss Zinnia, because, in spite of the fact that braces are still around the corner, she has been persuaded that plenty of people find her smile just lovely.

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(That, and the fact that bougainvillea abounds in Cadaques.  Hooray for riotous purples on frigid winter days.)

As the sun went down, the boys collected “gratitude” rocks from among the thousands washed up along the beach.

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Just a little collection for the Eleven O’Clock Kid back home.

The sun went down. The wind picked up. The streetlamps came on.

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And we got back on the road.

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