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... We left the dramatic scenery behind as the ship departed from the harbour at 5.45 pm towards our penultimate destination of Lisbon, arriving there on Monday 21st April. We cannot believe that we will arrive back in Southampton just one week from today. On the one hand it seems like an eternity since we left Southampton in January, but on the other hand the time has flown by. After we had left Mindelo the Captain announced that we will encounter some strong ...
... that all seem to roam free. Many dogs roam the island too.
The highlight of the tour for us was the concert we heard at the Marina with the local music and dancers giving us a taste of an eclectic music style some part latin american tango somepart reggae and some part jazz. We loved the style it was music to make you want to dance and the dancers certainly did strut their stuff and shake those hips. Brilliant.
We returned to ship ...
... was highly amused.
You may be wondering about Giva and Dizzy – they have settled into the rhythm of the ship well and continue to enjoy each other’s company. Giva did misbehave slightly and took my cruise card unbeknown to me, to buy Dizzy some Swarovski earrings for the Gala night. However she looked so gorgeous and he looked so handsome in his new Italian shoes that Marion had brought for him, that I couldn’t stay angry for long.
Well its time ...
- Stopped in Cape Verde Islands, traveled southwest and reached the coast of Brazil towards Cape St. Augustine
- The rest of the voyage was disrupted but claimed to continue South
Luckily as I wander around like an ant who's lost his trail, I bump into the uncle from that day! He shouts "ABIL!!!" (what feels like half way across town to someone used to quiet Swedes whose idea of an emotional outburst equals sending in a complaint to the local newspaper) and from around the corner comes the big serious man, his little boy Bruno lights up as he sees me. One out of two ain't ...