After three days at sea, with quite bad weather across the bay, we have now arrived in Barcelona, with a new port each day now. In port with us today is Holland America's Rotterdam. Ventura, being new in 2008, is in beautiful shape, and we believe the general quality to be superior to our last cruise, which, in a way, is the reason we are here - to allow the company to prove themselves to us again. Today's weather is 76 degrees sun, and we are doing our own thing ashore. This is a city for shopping, and so far my purchase has been a pair of soft cream suede casual shoes to go with the summer slacks.