Barcelona to Rome via Ferry
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5.11.09 Weâ€™re sitting at the
Weâ€™re early- really early! Somehow 22:00 hour got turned around in my mind, 2 hours early for boarding- instead of checking in by 8:00 pm (20:00), I wanted us here before 6pm, and since we didnâ€™t know where we were going and there are 4 different ports, well, put it this way, even with missing our exit and turning around, asking directions of the police, and finding our way here with the help of 2 more people, we were standing in the ticket line by 5:30 pm with Sugar parked #3 in line! They kindly let us park in line before our boarding passes were obtained.
We showed only our passports and the ticket number that Iâ€™d written off the computer and they gave us our cabin keys, which are paper little tickets that have a magnetic stripe on the back of them. We have a placard for the window of Sugar that says
While not outwardly very smiley or happy, the people of
Hereâ€™s an example: We had our last flub on the
We are surprised at how many people here speak some English! Nearly everyone seems to know it. We laughed when we were shopping today ďż˝ďż˝" a Chinese family owned the store and so in addition to our Spanish, English, and French, we conversed in a few Chinese words too! I guess weâ€™d better start studying that Italian. Hereâ€™s some: â€śCiao Baby!â€ť
Today we walked along Diagonal, the road from the Parking â€ścampsiteâ€ť ďż˝ďż˝" which is called Regesa Aparcaments, by the way. Then we took a pedestrian road to the Olympic Port, which includes large park spaces for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics right along the ocean. Only a few brave surfers in wet-suits were in the water.
It was rather overcast and breezy today. While we were fine in jeans and short sleeves, the locals were bundled up in jackets.
We start boarding â€śaroundâ€ť 9pm. The â€śaroundâ€ť was emphasized again for us. Weâ€™re really excited! Since we enjoyed our flight from
I never could figure out a Spanish payphone. Nothing I tried seemed to result in any response from the phone. Ah well, USAA can wait.