E and I rose early the next morning and threw open the French doors to our room. The day was cool and lovely and our view off our balcony scanned the rooftops of several buildings on the street. We breakfasted at the hotel and walked about a mile up La Rambla until Bill and Jo were ready to show us the city. And show us they did. My favorite part was the winding, twisty streets in the Gothic Quarter with small shops around every corner. We also went to a large department store that had a supermarket in the basement to get our two bottles of wine allotted us to take on the boat. We walked to the fountain piazza and spent most of the day roaming the streets. We had checked our luggage at the hotel and, as the ship was not leaving until 6pm, we had plenty of time to have lunch and see such things at the Gaudi building (the curvy strange looking one pictured below). We gathered our belongings, hopped a cab and headed to the docks late afternoon. We had preferred boarding so did not have to wait in lines and our room was lovely. We had the partition removed between our two balconies and toasted the start of our cruise with champagne we found waiting us. Dinner, some star gazing on the balcony and off to France.