Saturday, 3 June 2017


We end the season in the small town of Puerto Gelves, on the Rio Guadalquivir, a suburb of Sevilla.  It is some 55 miles up river and takes a long day to reach from the coast.  The river is navigable for large ships and we had one tense moment when one overtook us at the narrowest point.

The marina in Galves is small, friendly and has good haul out facilities, at a very reasonable price.  We opt for a spot on the dock in the river until it is time to haul out.  This proved to be a wise choice as the adjacent trees provided afternoon shade and there is nearly always a breeze on the river.  Temperatures during our time there soared to near 50 C in town, with the boat getting "only" to the high 30s C.

Son James visited and we enjoyed getting to know Sevilla with him.  Definitely a place we will enjoy returning to next Spring.

The 5 star hotel in the city center.

Catching up with "Facebook" at Starbucks.

The Cathedral.

The bell tower is accessed by a spiral ramp, as donkeys took the bell-ringer up.

Lots of gold from the "new" world, made it to the cathedral.

View from the Bell Tower.

Plaza de Espania...



The bull fighting ring.

Bird man of Sevilla.

Royal Palace...


...3 underground pool.
Street view of private courtyard.

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