On Monday 30th April we were in Malaga and had a long walk up the side of the castle walls to take in the views.
Our cruise to the Azores, Madeira and the Iberian Peninsular would take us to Ponta Delgada, Praia da Vitoria, Funchal, Cadiz, Malaga and finally to Gibraltar
Arrival in Malaga
Malaga had promised to be warmer but as we entered the harbour I definitely felt cool. Arcadia followed Costa Pacifica into the port. Then there was a slight delay as the Costa ship had to wait for her pilot to arrive.
In the port there was a Japanese cruise ship, the Akusa II. This was the first Japanese cruise ship that I’d ever seen.
Our breakfast was a chatty affair in the Meridian which made for a pleasant breakfast.
After breakfast we caught the shuttle bus which again was a paid for service for some passengers. The bus had a long way to go from the quayside and then past all the shops, bars and restaurants in the port area.
It was still cold and windy when we left the bus. Down some steps on the side of a building were these two murals.
Looking up I noticed the first installation from Invader.
Then this street art further along the street.
The streets were not very busy as we were early.
And more from Invader.
We walked around the town up the main Avenue, Marques de Laros, up to the Plaza de la Constitucion. The morning was gradually warming up and we decided to walk up to the castle on the hill.