Category Archives: Spain – Barcelona

Feast of the Patron Saint — Barcelona

February 10 – 12, 2017 – Friends John and Eileen arrived in Barcelona with plans to join us to go explore the Spain’s Basque region and Rioja wines.  First, we enjoyed a weekend in Barcelona celebrating the Feast of St. … Continue reading

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Barcelona 2017

January 7 – 31, 2017 – The first week of January was spent getting the boat and ourselves ready for us to leave Quintessa in Greece for several months.  We were off to Barcelona, our second home in spirit.  We … Continue reading

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Winter in Barcelona

Feb – April, 2015 — It is hard to believe that as we write this update, we are staging to leave Barcelona, Spain to begin our second season in the Med.   Barcelona for the winter was not in our original … Continue reading

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Christmas in Barcelona

January, 2015 — OK, so we thought we would sign off on the blog until our spring sailing resumed, but we have found there is just too much of interest to not share it.  The Christmas season in Spain has many … Continue reading

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Boston and Back

November, 2014 — On Nov 5th we headed back to Boston and spent almost three weeks seeing family and friends.  It was special time, especially with Sara’s father.  We even made it up to Maine for an overnight with Bob’s … Continue reading

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Tucked In for the Winter

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 — After a night at sea, motor sailing with little wind, we arrived back in Barcelona and our home for the next six months.  Barcelona’s weather is similar to South Carolina.  It is still warm by … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Thursday, Sept 11, 2014 – Checking the weather to leave this morning we found that it had shifted and we needed to delay for two more days before leaving to cross the Gulf of Lyon.  That particular area of the … Continue reading

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Visa Challenges

Sept 8 – 10, 2014 – Today was an adventure in trying to find the right Policia office to get an extension to our Visas.  After a bit of time on the internet we thought we had the correct office and address and … Continue reading

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Visitors

Saturday/Sunday, Sept. 6 – 7, 2014 – Our niece Lauren and Mark joined us for a day of sightseeing.  We headed off to show them the central market with the vast variety of vegetables, fish and meats.  As an American … Continue reading

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Exploring Barcelona

Wed/Thurs, Sept 3-4, 2014 – We explored our new city further with the Barcelona Hop on/Hop off tour to get a better understanding of the layout of the city.  Barcelona is the capital of the Catalunya region of Spain.  The … Continue reading

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