Hotel Convento San Roque
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... us. But with all the glass above and huge green pot plants around, it did give the impression of being inside a big greenhouse. The glass is special and allows the sun's UV rays through which means you can get tanned. Two huge panes of this glass are shattered but are held in place by magic. Obviously a design fault there in such a new ship.
There's a strange swing hanging from the ceiling amongst all the greenery. The metal struts holding it to the ...
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about a 15 minute walk to Casemates Square in the center of Gibraltar’s old
town. The road actually crosses the landing strip of Gibraltar’s airport and
gets closed to all traffic whenever planes are about to land or take off.
Gibraltar is a strange kind of place, partly Spanish in its
population but in other ways almost a caricature of Britishness in its architecture,
English high street stores on its Main Street, ...
Today is a sea day. We sleep in have a leisurely breakfast and head back to our cabin to do some knitting/reading/blogging. A few words about our ship here. This is a nice ship with a pleasant décor. As you wander around you find little places like the Hideaway on deck 5 where you can read quietly and have a coffee. They also have a library room here and a place to play cards. There are plenty of little places ...
... I got used to the swell. Not seasick but your body takes a while to get used to new experiences.
We sail along doing two hour shifts on the helm. With no auto pilot it is manual steering all the way. Waking up to complete a shift can often be a difficult, and getting on the helm can expose you to a range of new experiences. Learning how to sail the Cat down the large waves, telling yourself that the resonant ...
... by taking it in turns to type on his keyboard! My Spanish vocabulary now has a good mechanical slant as I now know the words for oil change, oil filter, fuel filter, air filter, etc..
Our van became their next problem! Much though they liked it, they had never before laid eyes on a Nissan Elgrande. Never existed in Spain and impossible to get the parts was the starting point, but having travelled through Africa a decade ago, we had ...