Vila Gale Santa Cruz
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Hot tub
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... by this collection of staggering old people cluttering up their hallowed halls. Walking through several lobbies to get to the cocktail lounge we passed one large and imposing solid wood door with the number "666" on it. Well at least we now know where the devil goes on holiday.
The room where tea was laid out was very elegant and the settings beautifully done. Eventually the rest of the coach party joined us and the sandwiches were brought out. Tea ...
... when a cargo ship passed dangerously close. I visualize this scene whenever I stand on our balcony looking out to sea.
Until meeting Elin there wasn't anything more exhilarating for me than climbing aboard a ship and travelling across an ocean. It made me feel adventurous and kind of brave. A great many cruise ships work the summers in the Mediterranean, then spend the winters in the Caribbean. They have ...
... the Fort of St Laurence to the main Cathedral dedicated to Our Lady. This had a stone façade and a clock tower. Inside was a typical European Catholic Church with many paintings and gold coloured statues and altar pieces. We went out the back door into a small courtyard and then back onto the main street.
We wandered through narrow side streets enjoying the little shops and cafes dotted about. We went in to a chaotic "department" store ...
... at the over 70s. I have decided to try the Cocktail of the Day each day and our drinks package also covers Bailey’s so we are OK for drinks!
The weather has been rather overcast and the sea rough so there is some ups and downs and walking is occasionally problematic. However, we are sleeping well, rocked to sleep by the movement of the “wine-dark sea.”
We are now looking forward to our first port of call, Funchal, on Madeira where I hope to post these ...
... wet and wild northern side and then the sub-tropical southern side where Funchal is. Even in Funchal if you go up the mountain slopes you notice about a four degree change in temperature. In the 6 weeks we have been here there was only one early morning shower.
There is 1350 miles of levadas which were originally created to channel water ...