Bueu Spain on to Gaza

We crossed the Bay of Biscay safely and are now in the beautiful Spanish fishing town of Bueu. We were welcomed at the pier by the mayor and a great group of activists holding a huge Palestinian flag.

Safe and sound in friendly Bueu harbour

Safe and sound in friendly Bueu harbour

Today is the 5th anniversary of the Israeli assault on the Mavi Marmara, so the people of Bueu are holding an event to honour the Mavi Marmara.  We had a showing of a film by my fellow Mavi survivor Laura Arua, which brought tears to mine and others eyes.  Very sad and gut wrenching memories.  But the solidarity and steadfastness of the supporters here is inspiring and brings me hope that we will break the blockade this time.

There are marching bands, street performers, singers and clowns all celebrating Marianne av Goteborg’s voyage to Gaza and the Freedom Flotilla III.  So I should be on my way and join the fun, and then I have to return to the ship to prepare her for the next leg of our journey to Lisbon Portugal tomorrow, and from there…I have no idea, as we can’t make it too easy for the Israelis to sabotage our ship.

Goodnight from Bueu Spain.

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