Slept in again (excellent!). Spent the morning walking around the waterfront. The big discovery was a rowing club in a yacht club (I think). I couldnīt find anyone who knew anything about it, but I found someone who told me they would be practicing at 6p. So I decided to come back and try my luck.
This being the first day without (much) rain I decided to risk some more outdoor sights (that plus the fact that I'd already seen the Picasso museum), so I headed for the Temple de la Sagrada Familia, the church that Gaudi designed and started more than 100 years ago. It is awesome. I have no idea how much longer until itīs finished, but there is still a long way to go (another 100 years?). I spent almost 3 hours walking around the church and exploring the towers (t(four towers connected at various levels - it's quite a maze).
On one of the facades of the Temple de la Sagrada Familia was a cryptogram of 16 numbers that had over three hundred combinations of 4 numbers that added up to 33. I forget what the religious significance was (there was one), but I thought the puzzle was pretty cool, so here it is:
Then it was back to the hostel to pick up workout clothes just in case I got a chance to row. There was a bit of a miss understanding, and practice wasnīt until 7, but I hung out and finally was able to talk to a couple of the coaches. They were doing testing, so they offered me the use of the rowing gym until they had a minute to talk. I am very out of shape, but I will sleep well tnight, although I probably won't be that happy the first time I try to move tomorrow. After working out I talked to Edwardo, one of the coaches, and he invited me to come row with them tomorrow morning. The downside is that it's at 7:30, which means I won't be going out tonight (since the nightlife doesn't even start going until about 2).