06 May
2016
Cartagena, Spain 0

Posted by Julian Cohen

It took about thirty hours to do the passage from Tarragona to Cartagena, the wind was behind us most of the way and the seas relatively calm, although it was pretty cold most of the time. We arrived about nine pm last night and moored up at the marina just before the sun went down, then slept very soundly indeed.

Cartagena is a bit of a mixed bag really. The port area and the Calle Mayor is very pretty but the rest of the city looks pretty beaten up. Some of the buildings are just facades held up by joists and look as if they are being totally reconstructed with the original front remaining intact. The cathedral was destroyed in the civil war and to me it feels like a lot of the city is only just being rebuilt.

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