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... is back on board, another good evening and our first show! Sue Denning the cruise director is doing her one woman show which is wonderful, where the woman gets her energy is amazing. She is all over the ship, she is on the dockside ( in the stilettos ) seeing everyone off when we dock, she is the voice on the muster and crew drills, introduces the shows and replies to the "attention to detail" cards! A standing ovation is truly ...
... s something to see now. So we raised the shade and saw the two sections of our train, one from Palermo and one from Catania that would be joined once hitting the mainland, inside a huge boat. Concrete floors and walls; we have no idea how big it was. We almost left the train and explored, as we had seen some people walking around, but we were too tired. It was really interesting. We still don't know how it 'docked' or connected to the tracks on ...
... and there is a slight air of falling on hard times.
The remains of the castle are not really very exciting, neither is the reconstruction of the ancient settlement, which now boasts 3 little houses amidst some stone circles, fenced in with more wire mesh than Alcatraz. This area would have been much nearer the sea than it is now, as they reclaimed a portion of land from the sea about 100 years ago.
A coffee was called for, so back down ...
... laid aside for further investigation, so I joined the queue, where everyone was furiously trying to re-pack their luggage, having had it rifled.
"Never goes back as easily, does it?" I said to a poor girl who was trying to stuff all her personal effects back into her bag in full view of everyone.
Mine was duly passed as fit and we were allowed through.
Just time for a coffee, some catch up phone calls and to write a sniffy letter to ...
... Several of you have commented that you have enjoyed the pictures, well, I have more and will share.
Will probably not post from Madrid, but if I take some interesting pictures I'll post them when I'm back.
This has been a great experience for me, and I'm grateful that you my dear friends and family have been with me all the way on THE WAY. I'm eager to get back and personally tell you about my Great Adventure.
I love you all.