Golden Residence Apartment Hotel
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... to things we had just passed or which were out of sight.
"To the left is one of our magnificent cemeteries." All I could see was an ugly brick wall. "Everyone is buried in Madeira." Including live people? Novel approach. "And those little houses in the cemetery" What little houses, where? "That's where the coffins are put."
She then told this interminable story about how her parents-in-law wanted to be buried in a particular place ...
... the boats from one sea to the other, and that's how Elenka and I found ourselves using them - as a means of travelling from A to B with a measure of luxury.
But it was this fourth trans-oceanic journey where my bravery bubble burst. Elin, a guest lecturer on the Celebrity Reflection, is a Welshwoman. Prior to her first talk which was titled "Atlantic Adventures" or words to that effect, I told Elenka that ...
... 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 ...
... After a short visit to the Church, we proceeded to the Cable Car. There are 2 parallel ones that take you from the lower part of the town to the top. If you have skied at Tremblant, it was very similar to the chair lift on the South side except it moved more slowly. As I said it was a windy day and it was a little scary in this lift which held 6 people as the wind was whistling through and moving us around.
I should have mentioned that there ...
Today they had a brunch, with all the required ice sculptures, carved melons and bread birds. It was actually lovely, and the food is always great. Much calmer sea today, and some sunshine. Magic class; anyone for a rubberband up the nose? They showed World War Z today. I was kind of surprised they'd show that to these old folks. It was good, until one lady started giggling at the ...