Got up early, dressed in the dark and walked partway down the trail to Monistrol to sketch.
The view of the
flatlands was not impressive, possibly because of the haze. The view
down to the monestir was heart-stopping however. And the rocks were
wrestled Ina back down to monastery level, then I bought a 'vegetable'
sandwich (mostly eggs and tunafish) and hiked to Santa Cova. Numerous
shrines, depicting the life of Mary form the Annunciation to the
Assumption, with a tiny recently restored church at the end, built over
the holy cave (The Madonna used to be here, before they moved her to the