Day 25 – Lanzarote, Canary Islands

November 26, 2018 - After an uneventful sea day, we arrived midday in Lanzarote. I am still not sure of the local region, this grouping of i...
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Day 23 – Cartagena Spain

November 25, 2018 - We had a leisurely start in this lovely historic port. Walked by a Marina, past old city walls, and up to an old castle/...
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Day 22 – Barcelona

November 23, 2018 - Today was the end of the first leg of our back-to-back cruises. Many of our newfound friends departed for home, though t...
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Day 20 – Malta: Mdina & Valletta

November 22, 2018 - After a relaxing sea day, we had an intense long interesting day on Malta. We joined six others and guide Mario for a ve...
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Day 18 – Dubrovnik

November 21, 2018 - (For those just coming aboard this blog, Day xx in the title refers to the number of days since we began our current epi...
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Day 17 – Ston Croatia & Mostar Bosnia-Herzegovina

November 19, 2018 - We were pleased to join an all-day excursion arranged by a fellow cruiser: from Dubrovnik Croatia to Mostar in the neigh...
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Day 16 – Zadar, Croatia

November 19, 2018 - A pleasant small town, quite lively on a Saturday morning, many families out walking with young children, teenage girls...
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Kotor, Montenegro (Day 15 – part 2)

November 19, 2018 - The old city of Kotor has many stone block buildings, narrow alleyways, the requisite places of worship. Nice enough, bu...
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Cats of Kotor (Day 15 – part 1)

November 16, 2018 - Today we spent in the lovely old city of Kotor, Montenegro. Fascinating place with a complex history. And many cats. Mor...
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Day 13: Naples

November 15, 2018 - A beautiful day in Naples hosted by our friend Gianfranco. He met us near the port and led us on a grand walking tour of...
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Day 12: Civitavechia (Rome)

November 15, 2018 - In Livorno, we skipped the usual (long) trip into Florence as we had recently spent several days there. In lieu of Flore...
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Day 11: Livorno Italy

November 14, 2018 - A great trip with 4 others to the hill towns of Volterra and San Gigiimianano. Arranged through Tours by Locals. The vie...
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Day 10: At Sea

November 14, 2018 - Another placeholder…
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Day 9: Embarkation

November 14, 2018 - Having serious problems uploading from the ship – this is a place holder for now…
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Day 8: To Montserrat and beyond

November 10, 2018 - I had set up a “shared tour” through Spain Day Tours, destination Monserrat and then on to a Cave (aka Spanish Champagne...
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Day 7: Back to Barcelona

November 08, 2018 - Leisurely morning; finished packing, stroll around the Plaza Major neighborhood, check out, cab to the Madrid Antoche st...
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Day 6: Prado Museum

November 07, 2018 - Our intent was to first visit the Royal Palace but when we walked over we found this: A verrry long line to get in. P...
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Day 5: Toledo and back.

November 06, 2018 - I had arranged a guided visit to Toledo through Spain Day Tours, the same outfit who had arranged our flamenco show & di...
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Day 4: Gray outside, brilliant inside

November 05, 2018 - We walked through a misty slow cold rain this morning to the National Gallery, the Reina Sophia. Arrived shortly after o...
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Day 3: A beautiful day in Madrid

November 04, 2018 - A slow start (I blame it on jet lag; a bit of laziness may have also been involved.) We got to our hotel’s buffet breakf...
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Day 2: First day in Spain

November 03, 2018 - Up at 0700 Friday, went through the usual business of cleaning up & packing up. A goodbye to our cat and out the door by...
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Before leaving home…

November 03, 2018 - I not only did what i could to clean the many fallen leaves from our lawn, but we spent some time on the new “canopy wal...
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