Monday, December 19, 2016

Tall Ships, Barcelona

While waiting at Gatwick for the flight to Barcelona I spent a long time reading up in the Lonely Planet guide as to what to look out for.

My eye was caught by the description of the chance to sail on the three-masted schooner Santa Eulaliarestored by the Maritime Museum. So I pinged off an email and was a bit surprised to get it returned with address not found.

A bit of searching and translating later found the following message: "for maintenance and repair work, the schooner Santa Eulalia suspended all sailings and tours to the public until the end of the year".


It was not to be the first time that I was to find that the Lonely Planet had got things wrong, such as:

  • Park Guell: free, just turn up - wrong! Timed tickets required
  • La Sagrada Familia: "once inside € 4.50 will get you into lifts that rise up to the towers" - wrong! Timed tickets also required, pre-booked online.

But at least the harbour had lots of other nice boats to look at, such as the one above.

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