Monthly Archives: August 2014

Gaudy Gaudi

Saturday/Sunday, Aug 30-31, 2014 – We went walking and found the central market with fresh fish, 25 types of olives from all over Spain, and fabulous fresh fruits and vegetables.  We also found the market that has hot baguettes.  Good … Continue reading

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Hi Barcelona

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 – We motored into Barcelona about 4 pm after about 28 hours at sea.   There was almost no wind and what we had was on the nose.  At least the seas were calm so it was … Continue reading

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Valencia Still

Tuesday/Wednesday, August 26 – 27, 2014 – We had planned to leave Valencia on Tuesday but the winds suddenly seemed to increase contradicting the forecast.  A walk to the end of the docks about 11 pm last night showed the seas … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail

Saturday/Sunday, Aug 23 – 24, 2014 – We spent most of the day being responsible doing computer work and planning out the next few months.  Our niece Lauren and boyfriend Mark, whom we had such fun with in the Bahamas, … Continue reading

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Valencia

Wednesday/Thursday, Aug 20 – 21, 2014 – We motored north from Cartagena toward Valencia in very calm seas and almost no wind.  Fishing is a major industry along this coast and here it is common practice to use “tunny nets”.  Tunny … Continue reading

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Weather Hold

Monday/Tuesday, Aug 18 – 19, 2014 – Since we have decided to hold up due to weather (no storms, just winds from the wrong direction) Bob has spent hours into days figuring out means of getting text weather and weather … Continue reading

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More Cartagena

Saturday/Sunday, Aug 16-17, 2014 – A must-do visit in Cartagena is the Roman Theatre Museum.  The Roman Theatre was built at the end of the 1st century BC when Rome was at the height of its power under the reign … Continue reading

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Party Hearty

Thursday/Friday, Aug 14-15, 2014 – A few drops of rain, but only a few, fell in the morning.  That may sound odd, but we have not seen rain since Horta two months ago.  “The Rain in Spain” does NOT mainly fall … Continue reading

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First City

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 – A few last minute projects, including internet work since we will not have the internet for a few days.  By mid-afternoon we were out of the marina and had filled our fuel tanks.  This is … Continue reading

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Day In and Day Out

Sat/Sun, Aug 9-10, 2014 – Some friends and family ask what a typical day is on the boat.  Good question.  Many people seem believe that we sit in the cockpit and drink rum swizzles all day.  Not so!  There is … Continue reading

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