. . . have been meaning to share these photographs for ages now, from a few months ago, on a spring-like day in mid-feburary–valentine’s day, actually–a day always considered to be a holiday around here, regardless what day of the week it may be; and it as happens, this one was especially lovely, with warm sun and azure skies, and so, it was off to the countryside and a drive along the coast, for castles and quaint cafés and apricot frangipane, and most of all, the romance of crashing waves . . .