The cruise ship was set to depart around 5. So the Rasansky 5 took the opportunity for a morning excursion. Picking them up at the hotel we headed up the coast for a trip outside the city. Before we left, however, we decided to swing by the old city to check out the artists we had seen the day before. Stopping at the weekly market outside the cathedral for a bit of shopping we made our way through the bustling streets in a different route to get to the Santa Maria del Pi and the artists all set up along the San Josep Oriol Plaza. It was a lovely summer morning, but not so hot as to be uncomfortable. Just the right temperature to peruse and check out the various offers and speak with the artists.
After finishing up our morning Barcelona shopping experience, we headed up the coast to Mataro, to visit Can Manetes for a taste of the local artists wares. By that time it was closing in on departure, so we stopped at a local restaurant for a quick roast chicken sandwich (delicious!!) and an ice-cream before heading to the port for a week's adventures on the sea. Hasta Pronto!!