Appartements do Castanheiro
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I was already in a shockingly bad temper by the time we left to have tea at the "posh" hotel, and it was raining, which did not help. It felt like one of those dreadful days out we used to take with my parents when we were on holiday in Herne Bay, desperately trying to find something to do in the appalling British weather.
And all this business about "high tea at one of the poshest hotels in the world" really annoyed me. "Reid's Palace Hotel in ...
... t interested, we'd done so many of these crossings, how could this Great Britainer's adventures be greater than ours?
Reluctantly, I went along to the lecture. Turns out Elin of Wales' Atlantic adventure was rowing a 24 foot boat across the bloody ocean with a friend. They took turns rowing, two hours at a time, 24 hours a day, for 77 days. She'd taken photos of her hands and ****. Even in nakedness not all of ...
... fortress on the bay as well as a castle further up the hillside. The forecast had been for heavy rain, but fortunately the sun was out and though there was low cloud over the mountains the weather was pleasantly warm dockside.
There was a large crush trying to get off. We were informed there was a shuttle bus between the port and the main shopping area but the line to get on was long so we availed ourselves of the café in the harbour side ...
... but as the presentation and quality of the food is not great it is easier to resist. The average age of passengers on board must be 75 and the food is also very old-fashioned and rather stodgy.
Night time entertainment is limited. As this is only a small ship the options are few. The Astor Lounge has a "show" each night or the Captain’s Club has a duo who sing and play mainly '50s music. The pianist, Roman, is excellent and Lila the singer is good, but choice of music is ...
... s driving the ship??’ Then I thought this is probably the lamest comment the Captain constantly receives and I wouldn’t wish him to force a smile!! I thought better of it and continued to swig the free bubbly.
Tonight’s show was a Queen tribute called quite aptly, ‘The Show Must Go On’. This marked the final performance of the main singers before the change of entertainers in Arrecife, Lanzarote so was quite an emotional affair. ...
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