Then we found the biggest toy boat ever made….
The ship is a model of a galley warship, modeled on the same kind we see in Ben Hur (“row well number 47”) and the Hubs thinks it was named the Juan de Ausria, from the Battle of Lepanto-Espana vs. Ottoman Empire in 1571. A definitive win for the Coalition of Catholic States ( I can’t make this stuff up, peeps…)
Then we cabbed it back to the hotel and sat on our suitcases to close them and indulged a final time in the life changing truffle pizza at Luzia with cold, crisp and minerally rose wine.
Next morning, up and out by 6:30 am for a quick predawn cab ride to the Barcelona airport. Barely any security on the Dublin flight (what borders?) but a lot of walking to get to gate!
Next up: Final thoughts on our trip of a lifetime…(then I’ll be done, promise..)