By Cathy Elelman • 02 November 2019 • 21:30
IMPRESSIVE: The Wind Surf is one of the largest sailing cruise ships in the world.
CREDIT: Puerto de Almeria Twitter @puertodealmeria
ONE of the largest sailing cruise ships in the world spent the All Saints’ Day bank holiday docked in Almeria.
The five-mast staysail schooner Wind Surf made a 14-hour stop at the provincial capital’s port as part of a cruise around the western Mediterranean and the Portuguese Atlantic.
A good number of the ship’s approximately 300 passengers opted to take a turn around the old part of the city and visit monuments like the Alcazaba fortification and the cathedral. Other groups joined excursions to the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, the Alpujarra region and Mojacar.
This was the sixth time the mighty schooner has visited Almeria. It was also in port in April, July and September.
The 189-metre long fine-looking ship has capacity for 310 passengers and a crew of 214.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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