Monthly Archive: September 2012

Nice Not So Nice

Our cruise ship was too large to dock at Nice so we docked at the little seaport, Villefranche, and took a shuttle boat to port, then the city bus into Nice. It was raining, of course, so much so that we had to get an umbrella for David as mine was to small to cover …

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First Port – Toulon


We awoke to the sound of rain bouncing on our deck. Auggh! More rain. I bundled up, grabbed my umbrella, and we headed for the peer. We took a little ferry boat from the port to the city of Toulon. We wandered over to the Provence Market that filled the centre of Townsend weaves along …

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Being Punished


Before we left Barcelona, we purchased three bottles of wine at a local market. We stuffed two in my suitcase and one in David’s. We made our way down to the Barcelona Port by 12:30 pm, dropped off our bags. The system was quite streamlined as we waited in line to register. Once processed, we …

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Le Cruise


First Impressions of the Mediterranean Cruise Despite our reluctance to board another cruise, we were instantly impressed with this ship the minute we boarded. The Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Sea is a far more elegant ship than the Norwegian ship we took two years ago. The staff were gracious and would go out of …

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