Platja de Castelldefels

A four hour getaway near to home

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Watching a window watcher

The other day I headed a bit further afield via the wonderful train system and stepped off the platform at the one and only Castelldefells.

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Fortunately, I managed to pick a sunny day to go out exploring a beach area, except the walk from the train station to Platja de Castelldefels got a little warm.

If you have a scooter, bike or any other means of transport, I’d recommend using it in this case (or walk slow!)

Once at the beach, I just walked around a little bit, took in the sun, watched people play, saw dogs run, and took shots.

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Platja de Castelldefels – Tranquillity at its best

It’s great to explore the area you’re in, but sometimes you just need to go out further and see something different. Castelldefels is only about 20 minutes on the train and yet feels like a whole new place, despite still being classified as Barcelona.

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Another planet

Even though there’s good chunks of beach near where I’m living, experiencing the same concept elsewhere helps to bring a renewed sense of energy.

It’s like a four hour holiday because you break entirely from your current life’s location.

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The path ahead

Switching Sites

Squarespace was originally my choice for website creation and it was pretty easy to use, there’s a lot of customisation options and I don’t have any complaints. The thing is that I’ve been working on trying to make things simpler, but I found myself adding new pages, constantly changing themes and still been unhappy with the result. I was on the verge of deleting everything, going back to the start and really asking myself what I was trying to do, and then my renewal notice came….

The price of everything had been increased.

So I investigated and discovered that due to a deactivation of my account for a couple of weeks last year (because my card details had changed), I was no longer on my original, much cheaper, plan.

I accept responsibility for my lack of awareness over my finances (I think I’m much better now) but this event helped me to decide to delete my account and start afresh on WordPress.

All life is an experiment, the more experiments you make the better – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’ve only just started figuring out how to use all this but the idea is to simplify my content to three headings, that will most likely overlap one another!

  • Photography – It’s my primary passion, I love taking photos and will share here what I used to create a photo, how I’ve learnt to do things and ideas for projects, etc.
  • Travel – It’s a passion that joins in very well with the primary! Here I’ll share photos and details of my explorations as I attempt to see more of this world, whether it be more of a single city or the next 100 countries I travel to.
  • Lifestyle – My thoughts, wondering, everything else I can’t claim to be primarily photography or travel.

 

So what’s your thoughts on website hosts?

Do you prefer Squarespace or WordPress?