Hiking in Tarragona

The intention of this page is to make it easy for people in the Tarragona region to get together for hiking tours and associated nature activities. Some people mention swimming in winter, but we won’t go there directly 🙂 So, on to hiking, but first some words from this individual. if I’m organizing a hike … Read more

A hike over the Mola with Polly

The day started fairly still, Polly (the collie) and I drove up from Mont-roig to Colldejous, the massiv of the Mola looming behind the town and under what was left of a full moon in the early morning light. We snaked through the village and took the trail up and around the east side of … Read more

Rapid chess tournament at the Brúixola

A group of chess enthusiasts gathered for a rapid chess tournament at the local Bar tucked behind the Mediterrani Urbanización of Cambrils. We were about 20 participants with all levels including beginners, young and older experienced club players, to Grand Master. The winner took home the Spanish Ham. This being my first chess tournament, I … Read more

Cambrils Xmas Charity Match

The Cambrils Chess Club organized a Marathon Charity match during the Christmas break. Between 40 to 50 people attended the event at the Nou Espantall bar, of all age groups and with a healthy mix of genders too. The standards of play varied equally from earnest beginner, through keen club players, to chess masters. For … Read more

Moving to online chess

There I was, just beginning to get a grip on the regular weekend matches in the Catalan chess league. Not that I mean I was winning more, just that I was becoming used to the idea of playing a game within a one and a half hour time-frame. I’ve played a few games of chess … Read more