Since we had been doing so much walking all over Barcelona one of our last days there we decided to just have a beach day. Just lay on the beach, rest out feet, and only walk to get lunch and dinner. In the morning it was still a bit too chilly and overcast to swim, but by afternoon it was warm enough. So lots of beach photos in this post
After lunch all clear and sunny. We had been going to the beach every day at some point and there are tons of ladies walking around trying to give people massages and guys with drinks and blankets to sit on. When it is sunny and busy on the beach they are everywhere and kind of annoying as they come by every two seconds. So on our beach day we sat a little farther down the beach than we normally had been, closer to some buildings that were back by the road, and in the morning we had noticed that none of those people selling things came over as far as we were. It was like there was an invisible line they didn't cross. It was curious, but that afternoon we found out why. We were sitting just below the police station there on the beach, which we didn't realize, and one of the vendors did come over that far and the police came out and took him inside to talk to him. So note to anyone going to Barcelona - sit near the police office on the beach and don't get hassled by the people selling stuff.
Inside the hotdog place we had pre-dinner
We found this hidden basketball court where there were lots of kids hanging out to eat out hotdog - in el Raval
The streets are pretty quiet after dark through the center of town. Only one more day left in Barcelona.