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Mar 20, 2012 - Spain - Cadiz in Andalucia

20 March: We left Vila Real at 7.20am at low tide and were immediately in Spanish waters. We raised the mainsail with a reef as strong winds were forecast with gusts to 18 or 20 knots (roughly 40 kilometres/hour). We originally planned to make Mazagon our next stop, but the wind was from the NE so it would have been a hard slog; instead we decided to make it a long day and head straight to Cadiz. The wind reduced in the middle of the day and it was touch and go whether we would make it to Cadiz in daylight, but then the wind really picked...

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Nov 17, 2011 - white cities

During the night we sailed through the straits of Gibraltar out of the Mediterranean and north to Cadiz for the final port on this leg of the cruise. It is located on a narrow strip of land that restricts its growth and looked like a walkable town that we would enjoy if we had more time here, but we headed out to see the highly recommended White Cities. Muslims settled in southern Spain about eighty years after their faith began and they brought their building style to the area - walled cities, white washed homes, wrought iron grill work...

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Jul 17, 2010 - Atlantic Coast at Cadiz

July 16 Today we travelled by train two hours south of Seville to the very old city of Cadiz (CAHdee) on the Atlantic coast of Spain, west of Gibraltar. Cadiz is the oldest continuously occupied city in Europe, dating back to the Phoenicians in 1100 BC. It is the port that many Spanish explorers departed from to venture to the new world. It has been compared to Havana in its appearance and is often used as a substitute for Havana in depicting Castro-era Havana. The city was originally an island but driftwood over the centuries has created...

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Off to Spain!

Jun 11, 2010 - A day in Cadiz

After spending the day in Sevilla on Thursday, we decided to take a train to Cadiz on Friday and explore that small down on the southern coast of Spain. Cadiz is said to be the oldest city in Europe - occupied continuously for a few thousand years. We took a cab to the Sevilla Santa Justa train station and bought tickets to Cadiz. The government workers who man the trains and ticket counters don't really want to communicate in any language other than Spanish, so be prepared to conduct the entire transaction without the assistance of any...

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Apr 11, 2010 - Homeward Bound For The Next 4 Days

Sunday 11th April – Day 92 A day at sea, thank goodness, we need to think about packing. I went off to make a birthday card, which had a surprising centre, we were all discussing the final tour of Italy. The Captain made an announcement, that the ship was about to do an about turn, as the watch on the bridge, had spotted what looked like an up-turned life raft, so all passengers were asked to look out, whilst the ship did a broad sweep, to return to the original spot. It took a while, and when we got back, the item spotted was two miles in...

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Sep 27, 2009 - Cadiz

Through the night we sailed the Staites of Gibraltar. At dawn we manoeuvred in the Canal Principal to our destination of Cadiz. Early start and we were off on another excursion - this time to Seville - a town described as a sexy, sophisticated and gorgeous looking city - it lived up to all its superlatives. We went on a guided visit to the impressive Gothic Cathedral and then walked to the Barrio de Santa Crue and the Jewish Quarter with its narrow streets. We visited the Alcazar, an ancient medieval fortress built by Arab architects and...

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Where is Shirley?

Aug 8, 2009 - Cadiz, Spain

Packed up on the beach and headed to civilization and a real bed. After 3 days I think we´re both ready! The drive to Cadiz is only about an hour and one Wayne knows well considering he has driven it a few times both this year and last. Cadiz is the city where he spent two weeks this year learning Spanish. This day was a journey to experience all that his time here was about! First we found the pension he liked and got a room. It is a wonderful place and worked out to about $30 each a night - love it! I took a couple pictures of the...

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Feb 6, 2009 - First Spanish Trip...to Cadiz!

Hi Friends and Family! Part of the dream of living and working here in Spain is the opportunity to travel all over the country (as well as other European countries when possible). We have a map of Spain posted in our apartment as inspiration to get out of the city of Madrid and explore as much of Spain as possible. Jason, our little conquistador, has mapped out a majority of our time here with trips all around the country so we can see and experience as much as possible. Our first Spanish trip was to Cadiz, on the southern coast of Spain....

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Back to Europe!

Sep 25, 2008 - Cádiz - heading to old town, Spain

This is the first trip I have made out of Sevilla. It was only an hour and a bit by train, but you end up in a very different setting. Cádiz is supposedly the oldest continuously inhabited city in Western Europe. It is on the south coast of Spain, but outside the Strait of Gibraltar. The oldest part of town is set out on a peninsula and maybe measures 2 kms by 1 km. It is also fairly flat and good for walking, if you can navigate the maze of narrow, old streets. We did. It was a great day really. They are all when you start off your day...

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Sep 20, 2008 - Old town - Cadiz

Good Morning Here it is Saturday Sept 20 in Spain. We got up at 6:30 AM and headed to breakfast at 8:00. Jan is filming today. Let me start off with the breakfast. We got down to the breakfast room about 10 to 8 and had to wait a few minutes for them to open. We went inside and suddenly - like locust - appeared about 20 people and they pretty much took over all the places the food was set out. I tried to move around them and gave up (because to continue could mean the police would be called in) and went and sat down with Jan and waited for...

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Sep 18, 2008 - Back in Cadiz

Today I updated this trip journal using our new little EEPC. Such a tiny keyboard to have to use to type on.....I ended up using one finger instead of trying to get all of them on the keyboard. This will be a laid back day as tomorrow Jan and Cindy are off to the boat.

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Sep 15, 2008 - Cadiz, Spain

Monday – September 15-2008 We arrived late late Monday night here in Cadiz. The flights were fine. We flew from the Vancouver, BC airport. Friends drove us to the airport and dropped us off. We had time to look around the airport. It has some beautiful NW Indian pieces and decorations; also a nice little shopping area featuring NW Indian themed items. We flew from Vancouver to London; then London to Madrid and Madrid to Cadiz (actually a few miles out of Cadiz a place called Jerez).The flight out of London was delayed by someone who did not...

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