A friend of mine invited me to stay with her at her place in Catalonia. We visited her friend at Tossa and went swimming at Little Beach. The Mediterranean is known to be warm, but I didn’t know what that meant until I went into the water; it really was warm. We checked out the pretty little town and then ventured up to the top of the hill along the castle wall. I remember standing here on this balcony with my friends, looking across the water, drying off in our bathing suits, on this magical, sunny day.