Cartagena for Winter

Yacht Port Cartagena

We arrived in Cartagena in mid October after a great 48 hour sail from Gibraltar.

Our original plan had been to spend the winter somewhere near Barcelona however, one of the biggest lessons we’ve learned since setting sail is that plans involving water are best not set in stone. So here we are for the next few months.

It definitely took us a couple of weeks to settle in to marina life after 4 months of cruising and if I’m honest, maybe that’s one of the reasons it’s taken me so long to write this blog. I’ve suffered pretty badly with homesickness since arriving in Cartagena, something I’ve never truly experienced before. I think it’s fair to say we are all looking forward to a trip home to visit family and friends over Christmas.

However, it’s certainly not all doom and gloom on Bella by any stretch of the imagination. We’ve absolutely loved exploring this fabulous city. The place is steeped in history – you can’t even pop to the panderia without tripping over Roman remains -making history lessons really interesting.

Our time is divided into four parts – school, boat jobs, exploring and marina life. As we will be here until April 2020, instead of a monster blog about everything, I’ve decided to write four smaller pieces around each of these topics over the next few weeks.

For now though, these are just a few photos of our first few weeks.

2 thoughts on “Cartagena for Winter

  1. Kate

    I miss you too, have shed a few tears over your blogs but lots of smiles too – with a good measure of envy thrown in for good measure! Will send a longer email over Christmas and catch you up on the news, Ruby sends a woof to her boys xxx


  2. Linda Stares

    Hi everyone. We love reading your blog and following your adventures.
    We want to wish you a marry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2020.
    Happy sailing for next year. xx


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