Monthly Archives: October 2014

Horta, Azores, Portugal

It was pouring rain when we stopped here.  It cleared mid morning so I set off for shore. This is a tender port but there was no line today and it was a short distance to shore. I set off … Continue reading

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Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

Ponta Delgada is a beautiful, verdant island with temperate weather all year round. If you ever have an opportunity to visit, don’t miss it.  We had one day in this delightful port but a visit of several days would be … Continue reading

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Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a peninsula that juts off the southern end of Iberia and whose dominant feature is a 1,398-foot-high, cave-riddled chunk of limestone that overlooks the Straits of Gibraltar which separate Europe from Africa.  It is a British overseas territory … Continue reading

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Malaga, Spain

I have visited Malaga before and at that time visited the Moorish Alcazaba, the Castle, the Cathedral of Malaga and the Picasso Museum.  Malaga is Europe’s southernmost city, the fifth largest in Spain, one of the oldest cities in the … Continue reading

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Cartagena

  This is my second visit to Cartagena. Cartagena has stood on this site since Roman days when it was known as Carthage. It was a port of some prominence during Roman times and  substantial roman ruins are to be … Continue reading

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Valencia

Founded as a Roman colony in 138 B.C., Valencia, a city on the shores of the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea, has been settled by the Visigoths, the Moors, the Catalan and Aragonese.  The third largest city in … Continue reading

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Barcelona

We started the last tour day in Barcelona with a visit to the Eixample district to see Gaudi’s extraordinary, unfinished Sagrada Familia church (photos).  It is a mix of Gothic spires, fruity mosaics and sinuous sculpture. Some say that it … Continue reading

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