The remainder days on our cruise took us to
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
In Palma, the capital city of the island Mallorca, we took a whirlwind
tour on the city's Hop On Hop Off bus.
We were able to capture some great shots of the Cathedral of Santa Maria,
Inside the cathedral was the stunning
rose window, one of the largestest in the world.
It measures 40 feet across.
One of the beautiful sculptures in the cathedral.
Incredible installation by Miquel Barcelo, reminiscent of Antoni Gaudi's work
|Photo credit from internet - my batteries failed me for this picture.|
|On the Cathedral steps - a bit wind blown looking from sitting on the top deck of the bus.|
the beautiful harbour and marina,
the hilltop medieval castle/fortress called Bellver Castle
Ancient windmill's along the way - such a beautiful city!
That evening we sailed to Barcelona, Spain
We only had one day at this port and were fortunate to hire a very knowledgable and interesting taxi driver to tour us through this stunning city.
So thankful this tour took place shortly before all the recent unrest in that city.
|We could see Gaudi's famous La Sagrada Familia in the distance.|
This church has been under construction since the late 1800s.
It is simply stunning inside and out!
Following a quick trip up to Monjuic Hill and a refreshing glass of Sangria,
we headed down to the famous La Rambla
|Marilyn Monroe greeted us on the street!|
|La Rambla market - goat head anyone?|
It was time to board the ship and we looked forward to our delicious
Spanish dinner - Paella (the best meal we had on the ship by far)!
Joanne and I decided to dress up a bit and wear our leopard leggings
to hang out in the ship's leopard lounge - silly ladies!!!
That was another amazing and exhilarating day!
Barcelona - we hope and pray that all the political unrest can be resolved and soon.
The next morning we arrived in Ajaccio, France on the island of Corsica.
We walked to the town square and experienced their delightful market.
Enjoyed the town square fountain.
And the perfect spot to rest and have a delicious Gelato!
This is the town where Napoleon Bonapart 1769-1821 was born and lived!
There is a wonderful museum dedicated to his family - we did not take the time to see this.
We were all on board for the 7 p.m. departure - our final sunset night on this
We dressed up, ate some fancy food and enjoyed the sunset.
Meanwhile here at home - I finished a baby quilt for my almost 4 month old great niece - Maia Star!
Till next time - November has taken me a bit by surprise. So much to do ...