Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December in Cartagena

We continue to enjoy beautiful weather while the days drift by here. There was rain one day a week or so ago. One day of rain in more than a month. That’s nothing to complain about. We did dig out the electric heater a couple of weeks ago, but we only need it for an hour or so in the morning. After that the sun takes over. After dark we have to wear light jackets to walk the dog.

John has been entertaining himself with the Internet and cooking. I’ve been on the Internet too and reading. Our life is not that exciting, really. Most days we walk to the store, so we do get some exercise. One of these days we’ll get back to work on photo pages for the Web site, and I’ll start writing articles about our summer for our cruising association.

Steve and Barbara on Sidereal Time left Saturday, but were back Saturday night because the furler on their main broke. We don’t know how long they’ll be here waiting for the part they need and then waiting for another weather window. Since their return Barbara has discovered an American/New Zealand boat here, Swanyá, from San Diego. It’s a couple of pontoons away from us, but Märzen and I stopped by to say hello yesterday. We only met Kimberly because her husband was working on a project down below. They’ll be staying for the winter, so we hope to get acquainted.

Wednesdays are pizza night here. Last week Barbara let us know that Domino’s Pizza has a Wednesday special: any medium-sized pizza for €5.95. A beer is just €1.50, so that’s a cheap night out. The four of us went last week, and since they’re back, we’ll go again tonight. Whatever you think of Domino’s, it tastes pretty good here—a long time away from good American pizza. And it’s fun to walk down Calle Mayor (Main Street) after dark. It’s a pedestrian shopping street, and all of the stores are open at night. Christmas decorations are also appearing now. City Hall is all decked out and looks very pretty.

City Hall at night

Calle Mayor

Plaza San Sebastian

Street art along the way

Fountain at Plaza de España

The above photos are borrowed from Google Earth. John hasn’t brought the camera with him at night yet.

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