The highlight of the La Mercè Festival today was
the human castles, a Catalan tradition of building towers of people. It
was quite impressive as the towers went up to a height seven or eight people
standing on each other's shoulders with a small child perched on the top.
There is no form of safety net and on one occasion a tower came crashing to
the ground with people falling everywhere.
In the late afternoon Dave and Ardva arrived.
Quizzed on her unusual name she revealed it resulted from her parents having had
too many drinks and an association with the RAF. Ardv being the Latin for
endeavour in the RAF motto. After a few drinks ourselves on board we
went to one of the restaurants opposite the marina for a paella and then into
the funfair where we hopefully had our full of crashing into things on
the dodgems and there will be no more for the rest of