Monday, 17 June 2013


I'm really ashamed that I last posted so long ago!   Why I still have followers I don't know, but I love you all!

We have just come back from what, I am sure, will be our last cruise.   Mr.G got the dreaded norovirus and was confined to his cabin for 4 days!   Luckily (?) we were at sea all those days, so he didn't miss anything.   Meals were sent up to him, in a suitably delicate menu for recovering bodies, and the "Hit Squad" came in twice a day and disinfected us thoroughly!   I soldiered on, with very rough seas across the Bay of Biscay, and administering TLC to husband.

However, we eventually got into warmer and quieter waters, the sun came out, and Mr.G was released from his cabin!

Southampton Water, from our cabin window, a lovely, sparkling summer day

Some very rough seas!

The sun at last came out.........

And people began to kipper themselves!   Haven't they heard of sun cancer??

Passing through the Straits of Gibraltar.  That is Africa over there!

Our first Port of call was Aliocante, on the Costa Blanca of Spain

When we got off the Shuttle bus which ran into town, we found an open top bus, which went round the sights of Alicante for a very reasonable price.

Spain is very fond of erecting statues and modern art on their roundabouts.

The bus took us up to the castle

Which we wished we had got off and had a proper look at.

\It was very hot, and we welcomed our iced and foaming glasses of beer with our lunch!

Spain has some marvellous paved pedestrian walks in all their towns, small and large, and some of them give a rather nauseous impression!

Our next stop was Barcelona and then onto Sete, in France, and Mallorca - but I'll save those for  my next blog!


kenju said...

I am happy that you got to go on this trip, but sorry for Mr. G. Glad that his days of confinement were while at sea. It sounds like a great vacation. I will look forward to hearing more.

Karen S. said...

I'm here, and always enjoy seeing your posts. These are marvelous photos too, and just adore the last wavy look photo too!Now if Carmi would ever give the theme of wavy- that would be perfect!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Looks great Gilly - glad that your husband recovered in time to enjoy the holiday! Welcome back.
Lesley x

KathyA said...

Welcome back!!!

So sorry about that nasty noro virus, but glad he's feeling better.

And I'm certain those rough seas didn't help him much!

Spain is really beautiful and those sculptures on the roundabouts are interesting.

I hope you loved Barcelona as much as we did!!

VioletSky said...

Oh, I do not envy anyone getting sick on a cruise - much worse than in a hotel!
Looking forward to more pics from Spain!!

Hollace said...

I'm glad to hear you had another cruise. The blue skies look wonderful!And the deck chair with the book open on it looks just too, too inviting. That's where I want to be. But today I am cleaning the basement. Boo hoo.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

We love you too!

Oh my, I would have been sick too. I don't think I could ever go on a cruise. But how exciting it is for you! Very cool to see Africa. I guess I'll just have to live vicariously through you!