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!