26 April 2019

Come sail away with me...

We are in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean as I write this, halfway 'twixt Hamilton, Bermuda and Horta, Azores. With the help of some amazing technology, we still have a decent (not perfect) internet connection and can watch "Fox News" on TV in our Stateroom. Our disembarkation point is Lisbon, Portugal. There, we pickup our rental car to drive to Gibraltar. "The Rock" has always been one of my must-see's. I've reserved quarters for two nights at Moron Air Base. With that name, we just hope our reservations there come off without complication!

Yes, it's been a while since I've blogged. I've discussed before how Facebook has made a dent in the urge many former avid bloggers have had to share their feelings on their blogs. But I do have an audience here that I don't have at FB, and I feel guilty when considerable time has passed since I've shared my doings and thoughts with you here.
(Some of you should be grateful you're not on my "Friends" list. 

I DO rant.)

This is Sara Jean's fifth cruise; my fourth. We're on the same ship we were kicked off when I compound-fractured my ankle in Santorini, Greece last year. We like the boat. It's big enough to provide lots of diversions. Alcohol is free, unless "top shelf" is a must for you. And with a capacity of 760 or so "guests", it's not so huge that it inundates small town ports when the ship docks.
And we're now taking a look at a cruise next October that sails out of Venice, Italy for 11 nights and includes many Mediterranean stops, including Santorini, and finishes at Athens, Greece. I want to go back so I can have GOOD memories of lovely Santorini!
If you'd be interested in cruising with us, let me know. I'll forward information to ya.

We are blessed. My family is healthy. I've got good neighbors taking care of our property back home, including one wonderful guy who picks up our mail daily and will mow our grass once while we're gone. Lucy is the guest of two wonderful people that love her as much as we do, and would kidnap her if they could figure out how to erase our memory of her.
Life is good, folks. When I can figure out how to painlessly burn these calories, life will be perfect.

Be safe and well everyone.


Well Seasoned Fool said...

Glad you are enjoying your retirement and have the means and health to do so.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Last time I cruised, no internet, no TV, no radio, an overwhelming number of strangers.
Glad you're enjoying it.

Greybeard said...

I had to pay for internet service, Ed, and it is not the fastest. But it works for email, FB, and blogging.
On TV we have Fox, CNBC, PMSNBC, Sky News, the BBC, and ESPN, plus four Music channels.
We're now five hours ahead of Eastern Time, so I'm depending on the computer for my news, mostly.
Don't know how long since you cruised, but you'd like this now, I think.

Ed Bonderenka said...

I'd love to take Scherie to Italy and Greece, but we'd have to spend at least 6 months.

Old NFO said...

Watch out for the monkeys on Gibraltar. They will steal your glasses off your face, or anything bright sticking out of your pockets.

JP said...

Can you share what cruise line it is? We've only cruised on the ships with 2,000+ passengers and very pricey drinks. I'm not that familiar with the smaller cruise ship options. We've enjoyed our cruises on the big ships, but yours sounds like a nice change.

Enjoy your trip!

Greybeard said...

Here ya go JP-