October 7, 2019
Sunrise 8:25 am
Arrival 8:00 am
Cadiz, located on a peninsula jutting out into the bay, is almost entirely
surrounded by water. It is said to be the oldest surviving city in Spain and
was founded by the Phoenicians in 1100 BC and later occupied by the
Carthaginians, Romans and the Moors. A fascinating old town with
waterfront gardens, beaches and quaint open squares, it is a busy port and
shipyard today and, since ancient times, its natural harbor has attracted
fishermen, merchants and ships trading along the Atlantic coast.
Early morning - always a great time to explore a city, especially one set
on the water.
The Cathedral of Cadiz.
Coffee morning with the Spanish ladies.
Interesting apartment building lobby, with laundry drying above!
Quaint side streets.
Glimpses of old Cadiz, Spain.
Cadiz was somewhat quiet the day of our visit as it was a religious holiday.
That evening we set sail for Casablanca, Morocco, a distance of just
190 nautical miles.