May 2008

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands — May 31, 2008

May 31, 2008

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands An incredible sunny day in Guernsey! We hiked along the footpaths on the cliffs that supposedly inspired Renior in many paintings. It was a sun-filled¬†fantastic day, followed by incredible evening on board, with the last fornal night. Now, if we can manage to wake up at 5 am, then […]

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La Rochelle, France – Tuesday, May 27, 2008

May 27, 2008

Upon docking at the port in La Rochelle, France, we learned that French port workers were on strike and not allowing anyone to enter or depart the port. Besides the Prinsendam, the 3000-passengers on a P & O lines ship were also impacted. (We can imagine how the tour companies and the merchants in La […]

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Bilbao, Spain Monday, May 26, 2008

May 26, 2008

The highlight of Bilbao, we had heard, is the Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry. The museum is closed on Mondays but the shore excursion team arranged an opening for those on tour. During our visit there was also a press conference at the museum for a new exhibition devoted to the work of Spanish […]

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Gijon, Spain – Port call on Sunday, May 25, 2008

May 25, 2008

We stepped off the shuttle bus in Gijon with no expectations and armed with a map and Frank’s detailed port briefing. The port provided a free shuttle to downtown. We quickly found the beach and the 6 kilometers of sea walk. It was a sunny spring day and the locals were out in force. We […]

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