A History of a Holiday in Fifteen Trees – Two

El Llano de Los – or the Plain of the Bone. That’s today’s photo. It’s hard to believe, but back in 1900, here was Premiá de Mar’s newly-built shipyard, with carpenters busily engaged in crafting boats and ships, mainly for the fishing industry. Onlookers jeered. ‘Lazy lot, those boatmen. They’ve got a bone in their back that doesn’t let them work.’ With a great deal more justification, the carpenters hurled the insult back at the idlers watching them. So there we have it: the Plain of the Bone. Now all of us who enjoy a quiet moment here are idling away a few minutes during a pleasant stroll along the seashore, towards the port that these days is full of pleasure-craft – not a fishing boat in sight.


Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

34 thoughts on “A History of a Holiday in Fifteen Trees – Two”

  1. Now where would that beach be without its palm trees. Nice story about the ‘lazy bone’! Sounds a good choice of place altogether for Anais’s early years.

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  2. So you were working on your blog on your break! It is interesting how places change and adapt over time. Trees provide so much for us, it is easy to take them for granted. Peace.

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  3. A tranquil spot indeed. I hope those yachts see more use than the ones moored on the Ipswich Waterfront. It seems as most get an annual outing in the summer only.

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    1. Honestly, I haven’t a clue. If you count up all the boats moored in the marinas between Barcelona and Mataró and beyond, it certainly adds up to a fair few.

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