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History shows that heads of state made this island their home.
After the ride down the mountain, the toboggans are loaded up again and driven up ...
... bicycle wheels in our direction? We have successfully missed most festivals by a day or so, wherever we have been! Rhianwyn in her planning slipped up this time though as we were in town for the flower festival. We were also there for the parade and so enjoyed watching for over an hour before hurrying back to the ship for the next leg. John, being the motivating factor, has lead us to the gym for a 5km run and some weights most days. ...
... language from quite a reasonable distance, and figured we were probably good for 6 euros should he sidle up alongside us. And so the dodgy knees won the vote and we jumped in and enjoyed the 5-10 minute cab ride which just seemed to go down down and still further down before arriving on flat ground in the heart of the city. Just 'there' indeed!
So as we wandered these magnificent stone footpaths paved with pictures of Portuguese explorers from times gone by, ...
... top of this hilly island to Monte which is supposed to be very picturesque followed by a walk around at the top in the gardens to take in the view. The good part is the ride down the mountain to Livramento in a wicker sled or toboggan which is apparently a lot of fun although a bumpy ride.
Barcelona is still 6 days away and then the anguish of departing this magnificent vessel kicks in. However we are looking forward to spending Easter in that fabulous city.
"Oh! I see a church! Keep going! Keep going! I can see people! I see people going down on toboggans!"
Our rental cars do an interesting thing - the engine turns off when we stop at a red light. They start again when the clutch is used. Street names are often dates, so you might turn right at Fifteenth Of September.