We arrived October 26, 2009, and left May 1, 2010. Yacht Port Cartegena was an excellent place to spend the winter. The staff of the marina is friendly and helpful, and we liked being able to side-tie there. The city has a lot of history, many museums, excellent shopping, and easy connections to the rest of Spain by rail and to the world by air. The harbor has excellent protection, and the winters are relatively mild. We saw snow on the hills once, but friends in Barcelona had snow on their boat!

Nephew Joel visited us by train from Barcelona and then took the train to Madrid. Niece Jennifer and her s.o., John, also spent a few days with us after we met them in Madrid. While they were there, we visited a nearby winery for a tour and tasting. Our friend Sjoerd flew in from the Netherlands, and we scouted kite surfing locations with him. For other recreation, John explored Spanish cooking on the boat and blogged about it.

We even had the boat hauled and bottom painted. The service and price were good, so we plan to stop by for a little more work before we leave the Mediterranean to cross the Atlantic.

More Cartagena photo pages:
   Roman ruins
   Sjoerd's visit
   Good Friday Procession

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