Leg Work

7 December 2021

Found a gym nearby. 6.00 am session. Consistency is king.

A few bike items we needed. A quick 5km walk through El Born and Barri Gòtic.

You slow down on foot. Walking gives you a true sense of a place. El Born and Barri Gòtic need to be walked. Ancient. Tight winding streets. Architecture that takes the breath away. History.

"Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility." - Gary Snyder

We get to Pro Bike. Everything we needed. Bike pants included. Shell insists I will be wearing shorts over the top. I am not sure. 

You don’t own a Ferarri and leave it in the garage.

Heading back to our place to drop the gear off. I am getting hungry. Shell spots some people eating jamòn out of paper cones. We walk right into the shop. Six jamòn to choose from.

At home, Shell decides octopus will be for lunch. Pulpo Gallego. Potatoes and octopus. Seems unlikely. Actually works. Some research and I find a place.

"It's ok to eat fish because they don't have any feelings" - Curt Kobain

We head to the Apple store. Shell needs a new watch. None available. Off to O’Retorno for Pulpo.

Fully booked. Can’t get a table.

A few hundred meters up Carrer del Comte d'Urgell we find O’Retorniño. It has an octopus on its sign. Promising. The place is packed. They squeeze us in.

A late lunch of potatoes and octopus. I had no idea how good these would taste together. A huge serving. Dinner not required. Washed down with the house red,  Crizana.

A detour to an Apple dealer on the way home. Shell gets her watch.

Much achieved. A good day.



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