We needed a changed of pace as we were all cathedral-ed out. We spotted that there was a Nature reserve further south on the coast on the Delta de l’Ebre. We found a lovely spot in a restaurant car park which was our home for two nights.
We cycled to the MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre which was an open air museum and nature centre. This was a well presented history of the delta and the salt pans, fishing and farming. It also explained the conservation work that has gone into the delta to encourage the birds back. The whole area is great for bird watching and although we are not ‘birders’ we saw marsh harriers, coots, ducks, and flamingos! There was also a chance to try out a punt.
For lunch we decided to try the restaurant as it has good reviews, it was very busy which is often a good sign. We tried the smoked eels on toast and baby fried squid for starters and we had seafood paella for main. It was all delicious including the coffees. I enjoyed the bill which came in a miniature local punt.
After lunch we drove to the long spit of a beach, we loved driving along on the sand and watching the kite surfers and feeling the sand between our toes. I did a little bit of beach combing and picked up a few pretty shells.