True story: They change the day of the week elevator mats daily. We met an elderly woman on the ship searching for the elevator named “Saturday” because it was the one closest to her room. She last found it on Saturday.
The Windjammer Cafe greeter had a lot of personality.
It was a cold and windy cruise but the stars were great.
Every night we found a surprise waiting for us (but not chocolates on the pillow!)
My husband, Kerr.
New hairdo! They had a great hairdresser onboard from Zimbabwe.
Punta Delgada, Azores
The most profound memory of Lisbon was when I entered the St Jerónimos Monastary’s chapel to view the remains of Vasco de Gama. The church was lit only by light through stained glass windows. The mass was being said in Latin which echoed off the walls. Seeing all this made me feel as if I had stepped back into the Middle Ages. It was like a portal in time.
Valenca do Minho, Portugal
Hotel Regina a splendid old hotel with a view of the Eiffel Tower and the back of the Louvre.
The Tower of London
The monument to those who were beheaded or hung on the Tower Green. Including William Hastings by order of Richard, Duke of Gloucester in 1483, Queen Anne Boleyn 19 May 1536 by order of her husband King Henry VIII, Margaret Countess of Salisbury the last of the Plantagenet dynasty on 27 May 1541, Queen Catherine Howard by order of her husband King Henry VIII in 13 Feburary 1542, Jane Boleyn by order of King Henry VIII on 13 February 1542, Lady Jane Grey the “Nine Day Queen” wife of Lord Dudley charged with High Treason and died 12 February 1554, Robert Devereux 2nd Earl of Essex on 25 February 1601.
Flying Home via Iceland