18 September 2010
We have finally arrived in Barbate having been delayed by the Levanter in Chipiona. On the way we passed Cape Trafalgar and theTrafalgar bank. It was here in 1805 that the Royal navy commanded by Nelson defeated Napoleon’s combined Spanish and French fleet.
The marina here has improved since our last visit, there are new showers and there is a café/bar on site but the drinks are rather expensive so there will be no return visit from us, shame as there is a nice view out to sea. The restaurant next door is rather too pricey for poor sailors like us as well.
The walk into town is quite long and not really pleasant, especially in hot weather, so we walked through the fish dock area to avoid the dusty and busy main road where the traffic races past dangerously. Halfway between the marina and town is a Super Sol supermarket. We had a look at the bar/restaurant that has opened just outside the marina but the staff did not seem to be very keen on serving anyone so we left. To make matters worse the Wifi was down as well - typical!
There is no working Wifi on the marina either so we are relying on the forecast from the marina office.