A History of a Holiday in Fifteen Trees – Nine

Blogging challenges, Catalonia, Spain

The next town along from Premiร  is Vilassar de Mar. Emily says it has a hippie, arty vibe, and it’s certainly a pretty little town. Look what took our eye though. Alongside a tree trunk was this: part of a Town Trail for Tinies? We don’t know. We found no others.

When we visited, it had just finished its week long Festa Major, for which the symbol was – a tree.

Still, I suggest you join us for a vermouth in the oldest vermuteria in town, Espinaler, before going for a quiet stroll.

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50 thoughts on “A History of a Holiday in Fifteen Trees – Nine

  1. WOW! Haven’t though about vermouth in a very long time, brings back memories. Trees and human history go back thousands of years it looks like you enjoyed your holiday. Looking forward to the next six trees of your holiday.

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      1. I love Islamic architecture. My semester in Spain was the first time I’d seen any. It transformed my idea of the possible. The level of craft is amazing of the tiles and arches.

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  2. Oh it’s all got to look so Moorish all of a sudden! Marvellous – and the Moors knew about trees. Don’t think they were responsible for the vermuteria though, a word I’ve never heard! Is it associated with Spain as well as Italy? Is it our word wormwood?

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    1. Erm … I don’t know about wormwood. It’s just a bar to sit and enjoy a vermouth, which is one of those activities that seems so right in Spain and doesn’t seem to work here.

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  3. I’ve just caught up with this series – beautifully observed details, interesting background information and some great trees. I’m looking forward to the next six posts!

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  4. Oh lovely, I am enjoying the strolling too as will not be getting away this summer. So glad you made the most of your family visit and taking photos to share pictures of elsewhere this second Covid year.

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      1. Hmm, there’s some rather unwelcome news on that front from Israel regarding the Pfizer jab. It appears that if one was double jabbed at the three week interval then protection against symptomatic disease with the Delta variant has dropped to 36%. There seems to be wider debate about these figures, guess the jury’s out. Have to hope that the current daily drop in cases continues. Just hoping this drop is not just people deleting the app or simply not reporting they’ve tested positive.

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      2. That’s bad news. My daughter – the one who lives in Spain – has just been given her second jab at, you’ve guessed it, 3 weeks after her first one. That was the deal. Take it or leave it.

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      3. Better to be vaccinated than not. The upside is she is young and now vaccinated and is unlikely to be ill even if she was to be infected. And, there is good news as apparently there should be a booster at some point. Unfortunately, my 88 year old father was also a three week Pfizer too. Unnerving times.

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      4. Yes, the really early ancients were jabbed in the December 2020 to January 2021 window. Do you remember there’s was a bit of a fuss when government decided to go against Pfizer’s preferred timings and said it was better more people have one dose than a few were double jabbed. That’s when the timings went to the maximum 12 weeks between jabs.

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      5. Yes, it was just a very small percentage of the ancients who got done before Christmas. A friend of mine had both hers in the November/December period because she happened to be attending a hospital clinic and they nabbed and jabbed her. By the time it came to me, first jab Dec 29, my second, due 3 weeks later, was postponed till March. As things turned out, I was lucky!

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  5. Ahhhh, beautiful! The perfect contrast to a long day on the road yesterday. Now, had I been able to pull into a small town such as this and pause at the vermuteria for a coffee rather than grabbing one to go from a service station, these journeys would be a very different experience!

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