20-21 Feb: Chipiona to Cadiz
|Chipiona from the sea. The lighthouse (second bigger in the world, as I was told) dominate the skyline even when surrounded by several-stories-high buildings.|
With relatively soft wind and a warm temperature, the trip from Chipiona to Cadiz was quite relaxing. This was welcoming, after the previous overnight crossing of the Gulf of Cadiz. As we approach the Bay of Cadiz, the traffic started to grow. Navy ships, ferries, cargo ships, and lots of sailboats in a regatta. Despite the crowded water, it was pleasant to see all the movement.
|The regatta and a ferry, in the distance|
Finding the Marina Puerto America was easy and we were given a very nice berth. Trovoada was secured. I can go for a shower and explore the city.
|Trovoada, in her lonely berth at Marina Puerto America|
While the marina is relatively far from the city, it is still a (long) walking distance. Nevertheless, the walk to the city at the end of the day was a surprising pleasure and it proved worthy.
|Cadiz at sunset, on my way from the marina to the city center|
|The narrow streets of the old city|
|Plaza de San António|
|Cadiz family nightlife: kids playing in the street, parents|