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An afternoon in Sitges [ Thursday, 10 Sep 09 | 08:51 ]
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Tuesday night I talked with an Austrian tourist at Átame and he told me that there were “hundreds of bears in Sitges”. I kew that this week was “Independence Week” put on by the Sitges Bears Club. I just had to go to check it out. So yesterday, just after noon, I went to the Renfe station and bought a round-trip ticket to Sitges for 3,40 € with my tarjeta dorada.

When I was at the Sants station changing trains, I saw someone who looked like they had the same destination. It turns out that “Fred” was going to Sitges too. He lives in Sabadell, the same city as my Ruben, with his boyfriend. Fred is an unemployed chemist from France. He preferred to talk in English rather than castellano, but we both occasionally “slipped”.

Once we got to Sitges we walked through the “bar” section of town and then checked the beaches. La playa de las muñecas seemed full of osos, but we headed over to the Playa dels Balmins otherwise known as the nudist beach. There we saw about 300 bears sunning or swimming. Even yours truly took a couple of dips. The water was perfect.

I was paddling around for only a few minutes and I ran into bearsrider and his lover. He recognized me first. I said that it was hard for me since he was nekkid.

A bit later I ran into london1967 and his lover Adrian walking along the beach headed for some ice cream.

All in all a pleasant afternoon and I ran into two LJers! Sorry, no pictures.
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[User Picture]From: fuzzbear
Thursday, 10 Sep 09 | 21:42 (UTC)
My friend bill showed me pics from his week in Stiges... wow there were a TON of bears there.
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Friday, 11 Sep 09 | 04:37 (UTC)

Stiges... wow there were a TON of bears there

I probably saw 500 on Wednesday and this weekend more are expected. It’s a 3-day weekend here in Catalunya and that will bring out the locals.

Chuck

Edited at 2009-09-11 04:42 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: cuboz
Monday, 21 Sep 09 | 02:31 (UTC)
Oh my,

Between your post and Franco's, it seems like this was an occasion that I'm disappointed to have missed! :-(
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