The idea is to sail north. I have seven days and would like to cover as much of the coast beyond Barcelona as a week allows. Being August, the waters will be teaming with motor craft and the anchorages will be chocker, the winds will be light, probably too light except if the Tramuntana (the French mistral) blows in which case they’ll be far too strong. So I’ll be sailing with an open mind, ready to change plans to fit the conditions—those that put to sea in small row sailing boats have no other option. The important thing is to get going. Get on the water and sail, sail, sail.