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2009 - NCL GEM - TRANSATLANTIC - AZORES & LISBON

THE ISLANDS OF THE AZORES - MID ATLANTIC

IT WILL BE NICE TO JUST GET OFF THE BOAT HERE, GO FOR A WALK AND STRETCH MY LEGS. MAYBE GET A HAIRCUT.

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LISBON

ANOTHER DAY AT SEA AND WE REACH EUROPE.

LISBON IN PORTUGAL.

I GUESS WERE ALREADY IN PORTUGAL WHEN WE WERE IN THE AZORES BUT NOW WE ARE REALLY IN PORTUGAL, PORTUGAL.

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WHAT A STRANGE LOOKING VESSEL...

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TODAY I AM ON A TOUR TO THE MOST WESTERN POINT OF MAINLAND EUROPE, AND A VISIT TO THE TOWN OF SINTRA. THEN I WILL WANDER INTO LISBON ON MY OWN.

HERE WE GO,..

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WELCOMES US WITH FOOD AND DRINK.

NOT YOUR NORMAL TOUR FARE.

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SINTRA NOW....

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NOW LISBON AND MAKING MY WAY UP TO THE CASTLE....

A NICE COURTYARD ON THE WAY...

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TIME FOR A PEE. AH, JUST IN TIME.

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2012 - OCEAN PRINCESS - LISBON


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LISBON

I WAS HERE ONCE BEFORE & TOOK THE TOUR TO SINTRA. I THOUGHT THERE WAS MORE TO IT THAN I HAD SEEN SO I AM GOING TO REPEAT & GO BACK TO TO SEE WHAT I MISSED.

IN THE EVENT, IT LOOKS LIKE I SAW MOST OF IT THE FIRST TIME ALTHOUGH I HAVE STILL NOT BEEN INSIDE ANY OF THE FAIRYTALE-LIKE BUILDINGS.

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THE ENTRY INTO LISBON IS VERY NICE.

UNDER THIS BRIDGE WITH WHAT SEEMS TO BE A COPY OF CHRIST THE REDEEMER IN RIO ON THE FAR SHORE.

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SINTRA IS NOT TOO FAR AWAY.
IN THE HILLS BEYOND LISBON & HAS THESE WONDERFUL LOOKING BUILDINGS...

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THERE IS A CASTLE ON THE HILL BUT WE DID NOT GO UP THERE.

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SANDY - PHONING HOME MAYBE...

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A GAS PUMP DELIVERING - GINJA!

WHATEVER THAT IS, I DID NOT TRY IT.

BUT SHOULD HAVE..

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THE DRIVE BACK TO LISBON PASSES A LOT OF GREAT LOOKING BEACHES....

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THESE PHOTOS ARE IN THE PRETTY LITTLE TOWN OF CASCAIS WHERE SANDY & I HAD A BEER OR TWO IN A RESTAURANT WHICH MAY ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN CLOSED BUT SERVED US ANYWAY.

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NEARBY THE GRAFFITI IS IN ENGLISH & HAS THIS OPTICAL DELUSIONAL FLOOR...

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MORE BEACHES....

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NICE ER.... BRIDGE....

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AND THAT’S IT FOR PORTUGAL.

GETTING CLOSE TO THE END OF THE CRUISE NOW. ONLY TWO MORE STOPS TO GO.

AND I MAY HAVE JUST REMEMBERED THE BARONESSES NAME - MARIKA.

A VERY STRANGE LADY INDEED.


BY THIS TIME SHE WOULD HAVE LEFT OUR DINNER TABLE.

THE BBC GUY TOO.

I WAS NOT TOO FAR BEHIND.
TOO MUCH LATE DINING IS NOT FOR ME. WE WERE CHATTING SO MUCH, DINNER WAS RARELY DONE BY 9:00 AND MORE OFTEN CLOSE TO TEN -
INDIGESTION TIME.

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