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I haven’t posted anything for almost a week.

After our day in Barcelona we went to a laundromat and then directly to the ship. Boarding was very smoothly handled.

The first day out we were in Cartagena, a picturesque city very much into its ancient Carthaginian and Roman history. We just strolled around the old town.

The next day was Malaga, a bigger and flashier city on the Costa del Sol. Once again, we just strolled around. We went into the cathedral and, since it was Sunday morning, mass was being celebrated.

The next day we arrived at Lisbon in the late afternoon. The next morning we took a wine and scenery tour to the José Maria de Fonseca winery, famous for its Muscatel and many other wines.


The scenic part of the tour took us through a national park and then back to Lisbon.


we sailed away from Lisbon that evening. We’re not going to Ponta del Gada in the Azores because hurricane Lorenzo has just passed by and left eight meter swells in its wake so the captain has taken us further south where the swells are only three meters or so giving us a lovely pitch and roll which we are enjoying today on deck in balmy weather.

This will be the last post in this blog. We call at Nassau on Oct 9 and debark and fly home on Oct 10. See many of you then.

Posted by JimShirl 08:19 Archived in Spain

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