Barcelona in a day
Trip Start Apr 12, 2011
28Trip End Aug 15, 2011
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Fortunately on route to the port Margaret accidentally guided us straight past the Sagrada Familia (Gaudi's unfinished Cathedral) and for a minute the yellow bus distracted the eyes of a few sightseers and we felt able to say we'd seen enough. They had too as our missing exhaust coughed ominously and we headed for the ferry in a puff of smoke.
We waited in the port car park until it got dark then with a wave from a man who could have just been a passerby the rally to the ferry door began.
Huge trucks and forklifts were zooming left and right leaving us to choose between blinding lights and dark corners. The only indication of where to go was by following the disappearing car in front. We rounded one dock and dived between crates and parked lorries doubling back on ourselves a few times. Eventually the sparkling blue lights of Cruise Roma started to appear and we joined a mass of vehicles swarmed round the ramps to the ferry. We waited a few minutes while a double decker lorryload of pigs was manoeuvred on board and then the rally was restarted as we raced up the ramp ourselves and up another ramp inside before being turned round and squeezed into a corner. I think we ended up a respectable 7th place out of 23 or so cars and fortunately not too near the pigs.