‘the ROCK’..a noon arrival scheduled for an all day stopover in Gibraltar, UK…after forecasts for rainy weather were put aside..it turned into a beautiful sunny 65* day.. a walk to Casemates Square and the main street.. crows crowds and more crowds on this Saturday–many locals along with an unscheduled Costa ship holding over 3K passengers added to the many folks who ventured out shopping..back on the ship by 315pm..a nice dinner in the dining room.. some fish and chips in the Lido.. had to watch Big Al attempt a back to back win in the free roulette tournament in the casino that stayed open after 7pm while still in port.. he was dethroned.. Francois the new Hotel Manager came aboard today.. another hit on 4-Aces at the video poker machines for me.. a super-nice day once again as we departed at 1030pm.. tomorrow we arrive in Cadiz, Spain one of our favorite ports.. time is flying by
Happy Turkey Day .. another sunny day 68* ..we’re at sea crossing the Med for the sail over to Cartegena, Spain our next port.. invited to a special luncheon for 5 star and above Mariners in the Pinnacle Grill..just what I needed more food :)… missed trivia at1pm as the luncheon ended at 2pm.. looks like rain will be moving in on us starting tomorrow. in Cartegena….oh well it was a great run of nearly 4 weeks of perfect sunny high 60’s weather since we crossed the big pond … gobble…gobble..gobble 🙂
this morning we’re in Cagliari, Sardenia, Italy an island in the Med…another sunny 70* day started off with a pretty sunrise.. we walked the town… well above the town as the 5 Amigos decided to walk to the top of the hill to the Cathedral of St Anne.. we’ve been here before on tours…a nice uphill–uphill trek with some beautiful views of the surrounding city… on the walk back down a magic elevator appeared so we took it back down to the park at the edge of the city..the walk back towards the ship had a stop for a gelato before returning onboard..
|Big Al and Frankie D go ‘benching’ once again|
Messina –a beautiful city on the island of Sicily on a pretty 68* sunny day.. we went up to Taormina once again and walked the small village eating our way thru Cannoli after Cannoli along with a couple of Cappuccinos .. the best Cannolis anywhere –where it all started.. and NO cinnamon or fruit just a light coating of pistacchio nuts.. best of the best.. formal nite in the dining room.. afterwards we went to the show –the Unexpected Boys– did the songs from Joisey Boys–Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons.. super good group of singers.. a couple of Acapella songs thrown in.. great show
left Napoli at 6am this morning after an overnite stay at the port to sail across the Bay to Sorrento –about an hour away.. this is a tender port so the ship anchored just off the coast a short tender ride away…we got off the ship by 10am… walked the town on another sunny 65* day.. what great weather… did the gelato…cannoli.. pizza lunch–pizza doesn’t compare with the real deal across the Bay in Naples.. then back aboard by 215pm .. we leave here for our next port–Messina, Sicily… have the Taormina tour planned once again we liked it so much last year