Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Cartagena: home is the sailor

Arrived here under grey windy sky. Woke this morning under blue windy sky. Apparently there's a hurricane threatening Sardinia. Glad we're here.
Off to explore the city this morning, found excellent mercator that's the Spanish for a wonderful market building, often a covered space with countless stalls selling everything from toothpaste to salted cod.
And of course had an excellent zuma de narancia (fresh orange juice) supplemented for David and Walter with a pain au chocolat, extremely delicious kind of flaky pastry with real pieces of chocolate inside. You can of course buy these in other countries, but somehow the Mediterranean feel is necessary.
Back in the boat now and it's blowing a gale so I can't go on typing.
The rigging ropes clang against masts, the wind generator whirls in ecstasy, I have to stop and go outside and chat with the seagulls.
Nice to be here. Feels like home already...

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