Sunday, September 11, 2011

Gibraltar, Lisbon and Le Havre

In Europe looking at Africa......Half way up Rock of Gibraltar
Bit higher up the rock
And they weren't in a cage just other side of a fence -
He jumped up just to prove it
But this little one was so cute
This one ran down and stole a sign from the van.....
Guides were allowed to feed the apes, the little ones!
Anything bigger than this bloke and it would have been interesting
It was fun
Despite lack of smile on my face
Still had sunnies off, didn't want the monkeys to steal them
Always got a shot of "home" if we had the chance, she is in front of a much bigger ship.....
This looked sillier in person, chihuahua and rotty!
Why not use a prop when you can
A rather healthy lunch :) mmmmm fats and carbs mmmmm
Amazing where we came across canons, but gee we were in ports that needed protecting ....
words fail me for this caption....
Katie's turn at a different phone box
Now onto Lisbon, the town from where we docked
Could explain the 2 lots of drugs dealers we saw offering stuff
Ray and Paula in their Go Car
Carmen and Neale our brilliant navigators
Ray and Paula making sure we don't lag behind and get lost
And I thought all the waves we got were because we looked cool :) I forgot about our hair nets!
On the road....the right hand side, was a challenge
Some building we went past, but I was too busy concentrating to notice
We got overtaken at one point !
Back in order, us in the middle
Half way time out........
Sangria for lunch ...mmmmm
Beautiful streets
Yep another  port another gelati
And this at a petrol pump on side of road........interesting
Katie with Vincent and Leo in the background on our last night in the MDR
Last port Le Havre, only port with bad weather, but still had a good day
Our french breakfast in a cafe
French macarons
Le Havre in the rain,had pretty parts to it
Our menu in French that we figured out, then we got it in English and we were right :)
Yep an omelette, they look like this and taste so good
The cafe was close to the port
Make sure you take big steps on this crossing!
Well we had to buy some and bye bye to cruise

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Columbus and I pointing to the New World...........well you can't see his head so
There it is
Katie drinking the very yummy Sangria we ordered at lunch
And we were very amused by the glass it came in
Dan and Katie enjoying the Sangria
Our tapas......all I can say is yay for all the walking we did
Onto  the Hop on Hop off Bus for our city tour
Sunny day, wonderful lunch........oops not walking here
Some of Gaudi's work...amazing stuff
So pretty
The unfinished church of Gaudi's
The 1st of many pics of it.....was too hard to choose just one
So used ones we were in ...
or not in
Dan ....
This side was done by Gaudi, other parts that are continuing are what "they" imagine he would do
Pic is a bit small to capture the detail.....sorry
Bit of sunburn happening on my arm there.....from a day or so ago
If you follow the arrow you run smack bang into a wall
Now the magnificent park ......again by Gaudi
Nice shot kids
Another mother and daughter moment
Intricate tiled work
Nice view, our ship is out there some-where
An excuse for a sit.......take my photo :)
And fancy that running into gelati
Smurf flavoured at that
With real smurfs
2 heads in the water are Katie and Dan, I tried to keep a eye on them
But the beach was a tad crowded
It says crazy on the inside of the bottle......tasted a  bit the same :)
Beautiful to return one day