and also packing. Of course, if I could keep track of the days, my life might be easier (something about thinking today was the 3rd, but I don’t have much, if anything as far as photos from the third so I was confused but. ….)
Any who – I walked from the ship into town. It was a lovely day and the idea of riding in a bus packed with others was just beyond me (did I mention that there was a really, really long line for the free shuttle?)
First in from the port is the Volvo Ocean Race Museum.
Now, not being a complete fool – I figured this was some kind of sailing race. Yes, round the world as a matter of fact with the start, finish and operational control center right here in Alicante!
The films were absolutely amazing and there are a number of interesting shorts on YouTube.
You can walk up (if you can figure out how), take a tour (which provides you the bus), take a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus or pay 2.40E and ride up in the elevator.
Arriving early, there wasn’t a line for the elevator (since the elevator goes up and down the mountain with only 10 pax at a time you can see that the several hundred people in line when I headed back down might just constitute a challenge.
From on top of the Fortress you can see out to forever it seems as well as much of the architectural details. This was more of a fortress with the emphasis on function. No fancy rooms or salons here, just placements for the guns and the determination to control shipping.