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2009 - NCL GEM - TRANSATLANTIC - CADIZ

WHITE HILL VILLAGES AND A SHERRY TASTING IN JEREZ

OVERNIGHT, WE TRAVELLED SOUTH & TODAY ARE DOCKED IN CADIZ.

THE EXCURSION TAKES US INLAND TO ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA. ONE OF THE WHITE HILL VILLAGES OF SOUTHERN SPAIN & A STOP AT A SHERRY MAKING PLACE IN JEREZ.

WITH MAYBE TIME FOR A LOOK AT CADIZ.

ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA

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JEREZ

WE ARE HERE IN JEREZ, FROM WHICH WE GET THE WORD SHERRY, FOR WHAT ELSE - A SHERRY TASTING.

I HAD BOOKED THIS CRUISE & THIS TOUR LONG AGO & ALMOST FORGOT I HAD.

SOMETIME BETWEEN BOOKING & LEAVING ON THE CRUISE I HAD GIVEN UP ALCOHOL & HERE I AM IN A PLACE JAMMED PACKED WITH THE STUFF.

WE HAD 4 BOTTLES OF SHERRY PER TABLE OF EIGHT OR TEN.

I DID TRY SOME.

FIRST A LITTLE TOUR OF THE ESTABLISHMENT...

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MY MEMORY OF SHERRY IS RETIREMENT PARTYS AT WORK. OUT WOULD COME THE SHERRY. HORRIBLE STUFF & IT GIVES THE WORST EVER HANGOVER IMAGINABLE.

I GUESS THAT MUST HAVE BEEN THE CHEAPO, CHEAPO STUFF COS THE SHERRY HERE IS DELIGHTFUL. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR I SUPPOSE.

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SOME SEVILLE ORANGES IN SEVILLE? JEREZ - IT'S CLOSE ENOUGH

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MOVING ON TO CADIZ - WAS THAT DRINKING ENOUGH TO PUT THE CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS? NAH!

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SOME FINE SPANISH ART LOOKING OUT ON THE OCEAN .....

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DIDN'T COLUMBUS SET OUT TO FIND CHINA FROM HERE?

GOOD JOB HIS NAME WASN'T SOMETHING LIKE SHICKLEGRUBER.

SHICKLEGRUBER DAY

NOT COLUMBIA BUT SHICKLEGRUBER.

PRE-SHICKLEGRUBER ART.

JUST DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME RING TO IT.

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ANOTHER FINE DAY & TOMORROW IT IS GRENADA FOR THE FAMED - ALHAMBRA

Posted by hasbeen 19:47 Archived in Spain

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