24 Aug 2008
Our final full day on this cruise was at Tarragona, Spain, about 40 miles down the coast from Barcelona. For those of you who like Roman ruins, this is good place in Spain because it was the Roman capital of this area, about half of the Iberian Peninsula, about 2,000 years ago.
Today it is probably most popular for its beaches which spread for miles down the coast.
We took the ship's shuttle into town and strolled down its lovely street, La Rambla. For the first time on the entire trip, we had BOTH good shopping and reasonable prices. We stopped for a mediocre lunch and I returned to the ship allowing Allyn unstifled shopping time. To our total dismay it turned out that by the time she started to shop the stores were closed for their three hour siesta. Bummer.