We arrived October 30 in the marina, after that washing machine ride from Mallorca. I was really fed up with it. Not nice when you end with a bad experience after having such a nice time with Annelies & Gertjan and Annieck & Fieke. But anyway, we made it and this is part of the game. And I have to get used to it that it sure will happen again, even though you try to plan as good as possible.
The weather was still quite good. In the daytime, there was still a lot of sun but in the night it was cold. Not all the shops in the Marina are open at this time of year but we did have lunch once at one of the small coffee shops. Sitting in the sun and relaxing. Not bad for this time of year! A few people were overwintering and working on their boats. Like Franck, our neighbor. Skipper on a big 65? foot X-yacht and a very friendly guy! We had a great time having dinner together and talking about exploring the world. He had been to almost every part of the world and could tell us so much! Thanks, Franck! We decided to stay for a few days more to prepare the boat before our leave to Holland. After being on board for quite some time there were a lot of things to do. Washing the sheets etc., cleaning the boat inside and out, empty the fridges, prepare the water maker etc. Our flight back to Holland was leaving from Barcelona. So we decided to stay in Barcelona for 1 night to enjoy city life for just a few hours! But the first question is how to go to Barcelona? Well very easy! By taxi to the train station, then by train to Barcelona and the next day by train again to the airport. Quite easy!
Located between the beaches of the Costa Dorada and Pallisseta, its entrance is oriented to the west. There are a total of 643 moorings and 511 parking spaces, plus some shops. Exact location: Longitude 1º 28 ’59’ ‘East and latitude 41º 10’ 07 ” North. It is the largest port of the Tarragona coast. The marina has a 1-tonne crane. There is a gas station, toilets, WI-FI, surveillance, mariner, diver service. There is a dry dock with a travel lift of 110 tons and a crane with a capacity of 10 tons. The marina has 640 moorings to meet the needs of all types of boats: from 8 meters to 45 meters in length. They speak English at the marina office which is also very handy.