Docking in Barcelona today seemed to be a bit of a challenge as there are several cruise ships in port! We did not secure clearance until about 9:30 am and then, of course, the tours and disembarking guests took precedence going to shore. Those of us going out on our own had to wait a little while. But since we had no compelling plans, we simply waited and got into town about noon. The day was cold, windy and overcast. Being creatures who like their comfort, we opted to take a cab to the department store, El Corte Inglais, in Placa de Catalunya (which is at the far end of La Rambla) and have lunch in the top floor food court. While there, it seemed quite natural to just do a little shopping! Hey, shopping happens no matter where you are!!!! Afterwards, we taxied back to the ship and called it a day. I’ll show you some photos taken from the taxi of the charming balconies of Barcelona as well as some old photos from visits past; but you might, also, want to check-out ”Archives” for the blog from 2017.