Another clear blue sky day and people are out and about, strolling in the bright sunshine. This morning we took a long walk around the Port Vell marina and then down the promenade that runs along the beach. I never really think of Barcelona as a beach city but in fact it has a great beach about five minutes walk from our mooring. Beach in one direction and the old part of the city five minutes in the other direction, this is a fabulous spot to explore the city from.
Later in the afternoon we ventured out again and avoided La Rambla and the other very touristy areas and instead wandered around El Born and La Ribera with their narrow winding streets. Most of the shops were closed but it was lovely to walk around and check out places to go back to later this week when the shops are open and hopefully there will be fewer people around.