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... code for dinner tonight is black tie everyone is looking real smart in their finery. Polished off a bottle of a very nice Côte du Rhone at dinner then had a few more drinks and off to the syndicate quiz. Were invited to join a team of two couples from Wales but did not bring them much luck. Midnight snack at the buffet cafe then off to bed with another day at sea ahead before we reach Barcelona. Put clocks forward by one hour ...
... childhood too and I can only dream about the now out-of-date condom still in its wrapper.
But the pay off!! Sun bathing in 36 degrees at the end of October. Being paid to dress up as a Witch for Halloween. Horse-riding through the mountains. Clambering over boulders in streams. Enjoying groups of 40 or more guitarists playing in standing circles in the Plazas. Walking along the beach in November. Having the sunny days ...
... probably no swimming at all.
Nonetheless, we were exhausted and relieved to make it to Cartagena at last the next day (quite early on, as our anchorage was only about three hours away). The sun was bright and hot, the sky blue, there were palm trees all around and there's both a museum and a concert hall right next to the marina.
We'd chosen a great week to arrive, as Cartagena was partway through its annual festival ...
... year. Running away screaming, wailing, chanting 'Don't worry, be happy' through snot and tears.....
Of the two existing teachers one has only been here since April and the other may as well be a secret fugitive of the Italian Mob with her Mafia and million dollar divorce stories. She's not one to answer the 'How are you?' question dishonestly and I stopped listening when this more mature lady mentioned Herpes in her listed ailments.
It feels like an extension of ...
... future generations.
From a point mid way along the north coast we headed due south
through rural Spain. We managed four nights of bush, or wild camping as they
often call it here, on the way which was great. Not easy to do in Europe so a
few minor trespass laws have to be flouted on public land. But the peace and
quiet is worth the risk of being sprung and moved on.
The amount of land under the ...