Hotel do Colegio
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The "big decision" started when Min phoned her sister-in-law Wendy on Saturday. The call was for two reasons. Firstly to congratulate Wendy on becoming a granny for the first time, as her son Christopher's ex-girlfriend (don't ask) has just had his baby, whom she has named Winston (definitely don't ask).
The second reason was to check that our bungalow is ok. Wendy has agreed to keep an eye on it whilst we are away. She said the bungalow ...
... warning that "On such a long voyage we must conserve water" was the news that getting from ship to shore in Antigua will be by mean of a tender. This a small boat which can take about fifty passengers which ferries passengers to shore when the ship can't tie up at the dockside.
So they're trapping me inside a boat full of aged flesh for five days, then expect me to teeter about on gangplanks to get onto tiny boats to get to a place I don't even want to go. Mind you ...
... I wanted to take a pic of each new one!! I showed some constraint ...but as the pics included show - not totally!!
Architecturally noteworthy are the city's three major churches -dating from the 16th,17th and 18th centuries- plus the Town Hall which features a bell tower of the 17th century.The city is said to have 'perfect gardens' ... the municipal and the ones owned privately. The governors residence was off ...
... and walking some of the dramatic coastline that these islands have to offer. It can be very spectacular although the weather hasn’t been as brilliant as we had hoped.The locals tell us that the low cloud and rain are ‘unseasonal’ but we hear that everywhere we go!
I must say both Bridget and I are looking forward to getting back into the sunny bays that the Med has to offer so the next update hopefully, should come from just such a place.
... The road gets increasingly serpentine as we climb higher. São Miguel is a very green and lush island. This is a combination of the fertile volcanic soils and temperate climate. They never suffer from extremes of heat or cold. We arrive near the top of the mountain for a view out over Lagoas de Fogo (Fire Lake). Sadly we can see only about 10 feet ahead of us due to the mist which has descended down over the mountain. It is a shame as this was to be the highlight of the tour. ...