Barcelona June 21, 2022
After picking up our guests in Palma and giving them a quick tour of our favourite anchorages on the island of Mallorca, it was time to make the 24 hour crossing back to the mainland to visit Barcelona. The crossing went well and we even managed to sail for a good portion of it. Though at 3am we had a number of electrical storms pass by which made for numerous sail changes.
We had been to Barcelona a few times, however never managed to visit Sagrada Familia. This Gaudi masterpiece is nothing less than spectacular. Gaudi was heavily inspired by nature and the cathedral is literally covered in sculptures of small animals and fruit. The highlight were the enormous stain glass windows depicting the four seasons. The photos simply don't do them justice.
After Barcelona we headed East towards France with a stopover in the completely random Spanish port of Sant Feliu de Guixols. We had chanced to land here on the eve of one of Spain's biggest celebrations, San Juan Eve. There was a continuous (amateur) fireworks display that began at about 4pm with kids letting of fire crackers in the streets and went on to about 4am with rockets of all sorts. Between the hours of 9pm and 1am there was a continuous stream of fireworks without pause. It was an experience we will never forget.
FELIU de GUIXOLS