Category Archives: August

Positano and Amalfi

August 31 Hard to believe it is the last day of August!  Until you go out touring and it is hot and humid.  But beautiful.  We sailed into the Amalfi coast harbor this morning and it is amazing to see … Continue reading

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Civitavecchia, Italy (excursion to Rome)

August 30 First, here are the pictures of my retail therapy purchases from the last couple of days that wouldn’t load yesterday! And here’s that huge bruschetta that we enjoyed for lunch. Another early start – we went from the … Continue reading

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Livorno, Italy (excursion to Cinque Terre)

August 29 We sailed into the port of Livorno early this morning, and here was the sunrise from the balcony – a beautiful start to the day. Livorno is the second largest city in Tuscany with a population of 160,000. … Continue reading

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:-)Cruising the Mediterranean sea

August 28 So another relaxing day at sea.  We started after breakfast with a gathering of people who are on the cruise critic list serv, nice to meet them in person. We are doing a tour in Petra with 6 … Continue reading

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Barcelona, Spain

August 27 We spent a wonderful day in Barcelona.  We arrived early and set out to see La Familia Sagrata which we last visited in 2003. We wanted to see how much more has been completed.  Unfortunately, we didn’t think to … Continue reading

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Cruising the Mediterranean Sea

August 26 We sailed past the rock of Gibraltar last night, the captain said it would be at 11:28 but it was more like 11:15 so I guess we are making good time! Here is how we spend our days … Continue reading

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Cadiz, Spain

August 25 We sailed into the port of Cadiz, Spain about 9:30 this morning – it is a beautiful day here.  Cadiz is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Europe, founded in about 1100 BC.  It is … Continue reading

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Lisbon, Portugal

August 24 The day started bright and sunny but with a wonderful breeze.  We decided against taking the hop on hop off bus because the ship docked close to town.  They often don’t know which pier they will dock at … Continue reading

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Porto, Portugal

August 23 Beautiful Porto, Portugal is our port of call today.  It is Portugal’s second largest city and it was a surprise to us just how big it is.  The historic centre is the Ribeira district, a UNESCO world heritage … Continue reading

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More from La Corona

August 22 I have been asked to post the picture of the jewelry I bought.  It came from this craft exhibition (all local from this area of Spain) and the website is http://www.ardentia.es I am not sure why this statue … Continue reading

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