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Colourful Cartagena

We have just rejoined the boat after four amazing days touring in Cartagena . What an incredible city ! We were lucky enough to be staying in a super hotel Santa Clara Sofitel in the heart of the the old city . Originally a Poor Clare convent my mother would have been proud although there was very little remanents of the Contemplative order !
We quickly agreed a  routine of discovering the city on feet all morning ing relaxing by the pool in the afternoon and returning to various evening spots that had been recommended by our Oyster rally friends . On day 1 we took a walking tour with our own guide Rocky and got a great sense of the history including the gruesomeSpanish inquisition !
Day 2 Aideen led us to the art district Getsmani and we found some beautiful graffiti and street art captured by her fab photos above . Day 3 we forced ourselves into the Spanish Inquisition museum and also Mags and I climbed to the Castillo de Felipe well worth it ! 
Our evenings were spent sampling various local cuisine the highlight being the tasting menu at Carmen restaurant to which we were treated kindly by Aideen and Mags .
The city of course was a photographers dream and I have had a difficult time choosing our photos !! 
We are now back in Shelter Bay and have received confirmation we are to pass through the canal next Monday /Tuesday in an Irish nest of  Irene III  ourselves and Irish Blessing ! 
As I write we await the arrival of Mary Andrew Jeanne and Eibhie.. exciting times ahead !