Silver Spirit Cruise Photos
By late morning, the rain had retreated, and the sun was starting to peek through the clouds. We left the city center and headed toward the , a beach near the tip of the Cádiz pensinsula that faces the Atlantic Ocean.
The Playa de la Caleta may look familiar even if you've never been to Cádiz: It played the role of a beach in Havana, Cuba in the James Bond movie Die Another Day.
A causeway from the beach leads to a fortress, the
Castillo de San Sebastian.
(Swimmers and anglers often climb down steps to the rocks along the causeway.)
The Castillo de San Sebastian (shown here) isn't the only seaside fort in Cádiz: Another, the Castillo de Santa Caterina, is at the other end of the Playa de la Caleta.
Unlike the Castillo de Santa Caterina (which hosts art exhibitions and other events), the Castillo de San Sebastian is closed to the public. When we approached the fortress, a dog greeted us through the rusting iron gates.
Back on the waterfront, a statue kept watch on the beach and the fortresses. (Sculpture seems to be almost as popular in Cádiz as flamenco and hanging flowerpots; we saw statues--many of them fairly new--all over the city.)
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