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Luxury suite in a lovely hotel right in the centre of town
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Peter writes …..
Well our adventures aboard White Rose have started anew with the arrival of the boat in Horta on the island of Faial in the Azores (Middle of the North Atlantic).
We are visiting several of the islands with friends before I, together with John and Steve, move the boat back into the Mediterranean.
Our thanks go to Charles and crew for getting the boat to Horta.
We have been joined on board by John, Vanessa and Steve and together we
... has been on this ship now for 10 years. Today we have The British Customs on board so we all have to front up to have our passports stamped. This turned out to be very quick and easy unlike the guy we got for the American customs. We lined up there for a good 20 minutes before the even opened the line which extended outside and half way along the deck. We managed to get a real smart ****, but the British chap was very friendly. Funny story, we have a chap ...
Very cloudy this morning, so no sunrise. Breakfast uneventful. Went by the library for Donna to pick up her daily puzzles, and people watch for entertainment. About 11:15 it was time for our port lecture on Copenhagen. We put off lunch, because I thought a nap was more important. Donna did her daily puzzles while I counted lifeboats in ...
... again very charming; then the botanical garden nearby - very historical & gorgeous. Next we rode up to the mountaintop to see the 2 volcanic crater lakes but it was so foggy up there, we had to take the tour guide's word that the lakes existed. We returned to town & Jim & I walked quite a bit throughout. Really enjoyable. I refrained from too ...
... the island was very thick, dense
vegetation. This is their spring so the flowers have not come out yet. They did
have some azaleas out, but apparently the hydrangeas are absolutely beautiful
come May through till October. The poor tour guide tried very hard to give us a
good experience, but we thought that Holland America should have cancelled this
tour due to weather. This could ...