Day Two: A morning in Barcelona and the beginning of the cruise


We had breakfast in the hotel, then walked around outside a bit. These pictures make it look like it had rained–but no, I think they wash off the pavement in the early morning hours. It was nice to stroll along without big crowds getting in the way.

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The monument to Christopher Columbus at the port was incredible.

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–we took lots of shots of that, then walked along the marina for a bit.

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“Boulevard of the Sea”

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Since we had a ship to catch, we soon headed back to the hotel and checked out. Once noon hit, we caught a taxi to the marine terminal.

We are now on the ship as I write, and happily enough, so is our luggage. We’ve put all our stuff away, and now we await the lifeboat drill.


Scenes aboard the ship:

Our room:


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To me, this sign says, “Hey, look at me! I’m jumping on bacon!!”


I just had my first beer in over a month, and it was very disappointing. And at $8.00 for a regular-sized bottle of Sam Adams, I’m not about to have any more on board.

Tomorrow will exercise my French knowledge, as we will be in Toulon. I hope to see if their absinthe is different from what I get in Oregon. If I do find some, I won’t have much–it tends to give me a headache.

More onboard scenes–

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The center of the ship–those windows were fake–but wouldn’t that have been cool to have a view like this?


I went up and down these stairs a lot. Six flights, 96 steps. Got so I wasn’t too winded.

Stardust Theater, where we gathered to go on our tours. Oh yeah–had some great shows too.


That pretty much closes out this day. Not a whole lot of action–but that will change. Tomorrow: Toulon, France.

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2 Responses to Day Two: A morning in Barcelona and the beginning of the cruise

  1. Sandy mohsan says:

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