Category Archives: May

Lisbon, Portugal

May 31 and June 1, 2017 May 31 Our plan today was to visit with Meg Mann and her husband, Mark.  Meg is a coaching colleague who lives in Lisbon but was originally from Florida. Our sail in was beautiful!  … Continue reading

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Two days in Seville, Spain

May 29 and 30 Last time we were in this area, we docked at the seaport in Cadiz which is at least a 2 hour drive to Seville – so we never actually explored Seville.  We were surprised to learn … Continue reading

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Gibraltar, UK

May 28, 2017 Our captain told us that we would be sailing by the rock at about 6:30 AM so I was out on the balcony in the semi-darkness to catch the photos.  It was more like 7 AM and … Continue reading

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Almeria, Spain

May 27, 2107 Beautiful sunrise this morning! The province of Almeria is a strange corner of Spain.  Inland, it has an almost lunar landscape of desert, sandstone cones and dried up riverbeds.  On our trip today we saw the greenhouses, … Continue reading

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Alicante, Spain

May 26, 2017 Another beautiful day in the Mediterranean!  We have never been to Alicante so we decided to do a highlights tour. Here’s the view as we sailed in – lots of hills! We visited the fort you see … Continue reading

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Barcelona, Spain

May 25, 2017 Today starts a string of 15 days in port – no restful sea days!  It will be a whirlwind of activity, tours, great food and wine and hopefully this fabulous weather will hold out. We had a … Continue reading

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Gaeta, Italy

May 22, 2017 Last night we had a sailaway party in Alan and Beverly’s suite.  Here are some of the pictures.  Norm brought one of the 2 liter bottles of wine and everyone liked it! There was a beautiful rainbow, … Continue reading

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Catania, Sicily

May 21, 2017 As we arrived in Catania this morning, we had a beautiful view of Mt. Etna which is 25 miles from the terminal.  Etna remains Europe’s most active volcano yet there is always a blanket of snow there.  … Continue reading

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Rhodes, Greece

May 19, 2007 As I mentioned in the Cyprus post, the winds were 40 mph and too dangerous for us to go to Kos since it is a tender port and running the tenders in high winds (as we found … Continue reading

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Limassol, Cyprus

May 18, 2017 Limassol is Cyprus’ second largest city.  The population is 200,000.  When we were here last time, we visited Nicosia, the only capital city in the world to remain divided by force.  The Green Line divides this city … Continue reading

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