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Sunday 24 October. It’s a travel day, one of the ‘slower’ days on my visit to Spain. Twelve touristas we, on a 40-seat bus. Perfect.

We are on the way from Valencia to Barcelona, with stops in between. First up is Peníscola, very sun-washed Mediterranean, less of a mass tourist destination, more localized we are told. As the photos portray, a lot of people still like it. Wikipedia informs us the fortified seaport was variously Iberian (6th c. B.C.), Phoenician, Greek, and Carthaginian, the present castle being built by the Knights of Templar between 1294 and 1307. It was the home of Avignon Pope (antipope) Benedict XIII from 1415 until his death in 1423. His statue appears in the corner of one photo. Another pic has a freighter or cargo ship distantly off the port bow of a sailboat. Can you spot either? Click a photo…

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Published by peter petterson

Father of four, grandfather of thirteen, and great-grandfather of eight. Resides in Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Living happily in retirement and enjoying the company of my many young descendants.

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