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Archive - May 2009

DAY 14-IBIZA-BALEARIC ISLANDS-SPAIN

Ibiza is the third largest of the Balearic Islands. Ibiza Town is the administrative center. The fortified town is perched dramatically above its natural harbor. Charles V built the fortifications in the 16th Century. The castle is the...

MAY 13-ALMERIA

We arrived at Almeria and docked early this morning. The day started out foggy but developed into a beautiful, sunny day. We traveled by bus to Cabo de Gata Natural Park and then visited Nijar, a picturesque village featuring white-washed...

TUESDAY MAY 12—CADIZ

Monday we were planning to visit Portimao, Portugal but the tides and wind kept us out of the harbor area and we had a sea day. We were looking forward to visiting this bustling fishing village but it was not to be so we enjoyed our sea day. ...

CROSSING THE ATLANTIC

I was intrigued about crossing the Atlantic Ocean by ship. I had read about people crossing the Atlantic. Some enjoyed it very much and others absolutely hated the experience. Carol and I decided that we would try it. I think it has turned...

MAY 10-LISBON AND DEPARTURE

Lisbon, a city on seven hills, is a beautiful sight from the river Tagus. When we arrived we cruised under a suspension bridge that looks a lot like the Golden Gate Bridge. We docked in an area of the city called the Alcantara. We went on...

May 8-Crossing the Atlantic-nearing Portugal

We will arrive at the Lisbon docks tomorrow about noon. We anticipate the beauty of Lisbon and with some degree of excitement are looking forward to our first sight of Lisbon. The cruise continues to be excellent. I think we have enjoyed...

NEARING PORTUGAL-LISBON

I read about Vasco da Gama in school His explorations and wandering Fanned a flame of travel in my soul Tomorrow we will arrive and dock on the Tagus Lisbon will be our home for two days We’ve come by ship A much easier trek than the...

May 7-Thursday-Azores

Crossing the Atlantic by ship is a unique experience. It isn’t something I would want to do often but it has been enjoyable. One of the great blessings of this journey has been calm seas. I am grateful for that. The people on the...

Day 5 & 6 nearing Azores

Our trip across the Atlantic has been a relaxing experience. Watching the Ocean from our room is calming. So far the weather has been outstanding. The sea has been moderate most of the way. We will reach the Azores tomorrow and will spend...

NO MAN’S LAND

No man’s land in the middle of the sea Mountain ranges five thousand feet below Extending downward fifteen thousand feet At the midpoint in the Atlantic Newfoundland is closer than Europe No man’s land in the middle of the sea You...