|Name of walk||A Walk Around Cartagena|
|Date of walk||2012-09-16|
After looking at Google Earth I realised that the journey into Cartagena would be an interesting one, as the bay is surrounded by mountains.
So once again I was sure to be up by dawn to photograph our route in.
Quite a few others did the same.
Nearly there now.
Today we decided to use transport to take us to La Manga for the morning, which was half an hour away by coach. It is a sea water lagoon separated from the Med by a thin strip of land. The picture above (not mine) give a good view. The lagoon was totally still, quite shallow and very clear. We had masks and snorkels but the water wasn`t deep enough to warrant using them. Schools of fish could be seen just by looking at your feet! A great place for children! Today is was frequented by old spanish ladies!
Back at the ship we had a quick shower and then Brendan and I walked into Cartagena. It took about a minute of walking to be out of the port! We had a couple of hours to look around. The ship from the promenade.
Once again some very nice sailing vessels.
A memorial to those that lost their lives to terrorism in 2009. It is actually a lot bigger than it looks.
The area was full of sculptures.
A great shopping area, very clean.
Great architecture. Too many wonderful ice cream shops!
Today was Sunday, that is why it was so quiet, some shops were still open.
The top of the Zona Arqueologica.
The covered zone is what they are currently excavating.
Many of the side street buildings are being renovated. The frontages are kept but there is nothing behind them.
Another Teatro Romano.
They are renovating the Roman Amphitheatre....used as a bullring.
View out from the ship.
A tug boat helps the ship out of port.
Leaving the bay of Cartegena.
Sunset over another cruise ship.