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Leaving for home

April 14, 2022 These evil warm freshly baked sticky buns called my name every day at breakfast and I resisted. But we are leaving today. So does that make it net zero with my usual fruit? Servers and wait staff … Continue reading

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Trieste, Italy

April 13, 2022 First the good news.  Our Covid tests were negative this morning.  And we saw the sunrise from the balcony. Today we are exploring Trieste.  This is our port of call instead of Venice which does not allow … Continue reading

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Koper, Slovenia

April 11, 2022 Slovenia is another country we have never visited so we were looking forward to today. Our sail in was beautiful as most of these Mediterranean countries are, but a difference today was that when we looked down … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

April 11, 2022 So many people have told me how beautiful Dubrovnik is.. well it certainly lived up to expectations and then some! George Bernard Shaw visited the city in 1929 and said “If you want to see heaven on … Continue reading

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Corfu, Greece

April 10, 2022 Our port of call today is Corfu, Greece.  We arrived while it was still a bit dark outside but you could still see one of the forts as we sailed in. Our guide is Zita who was … Continue reading

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Katakolon, Greece

April 9, 2022 We arrived at our first port in Greece this morning.  The village of Katakolon is on the western coast of Greece’s largest peninsula, the Peloponnese.  It is best known as the gateway to one of ancient Greece’s … Continue reading

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Cruising the Ionian Sea

April 8, 2022 Today was our last sea day of the cruise unless we have a port cancelled, but the weather has been nice so I think we will make all of the next ports.  Today we were invited to … Continue reading

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Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

April 7, 2022 As I wrote in my previous post, instead of Messina, Sicily, because of dangerous winds, we were rerouted to Syracuse which is located in the southeastern coast of Sicily.  I am not sure if the local authorities … Continue reading

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Valletta, Malta

April 6, 2022 We had not booked anything for Malta as we had been here several times before.  I was interested in a tour called Maltese food and wine and signed up, but we were waitlisted.  When I called destination … Continue reading

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Amalfi and Positano

April 5, 2022 This was probably our fourth visit to this area of Italy and it never loses its charm.  Today we took a ferry from Amalfi (which was an anchored and tender port) to Positano.  Our guide was Alessio … Continue reading

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