Wednesday 4th September 2013
Slept until 9:00 - must have been tired! Up anchor at 10:30 and out into an NE 4 with a small swell.
On the beat again - and things got worse with the wind turning into a 5, occasionally 6 and the swell rising up to about 3.5m. After much bashing around we entered Cartagena (37:35.83N, 000:59.04W) at 18:00.
Cartagena is big and flash and hosts two P&O liners per day. When the thousands of denizens of buffet city disembark, the price of fluffy bulls and castanets escalates tenfold. When they leave the street mimes go home and the accordion player stops which is lucky as, being moored right next to him, we contemplated homicide after 4 hours of 'Spanish Eyes',