This time through, I actually got off the ship, spending about an hour just strolling along. It was rather crowded all told. We are not the only ship in port (tho I didn’t bother to look and see which it was) so that there are hordes of people wandering all over the place. What I found most interesting was the oldest/Medieval portion of the city. But the souvenir shops were all open, as were the shoe stores. I found a small yarn/notions/fabric store on one of the side streets. All the knitting needles were the old fashion straights, which might just speak to the quality of the yarns which mostly seemed to be acrylics. Alcohol is available in abundance as are sidewalk cafes, tobacco shops, road & utility works, and churches. Did I mention the number of places selling various Cadiz current and historical soccer jerseys? Then there was the local incense/herb/supplies/tarot/ritual item store. I might have stayed longer but for sneezing.
I returned to the ship long before all of the processions. Apparently from the reports of others, most of them were pretty spectacular. Something to do with robes, statues, reliquaries etc. I am sure that many of you know a lot more about this than I do.
My phone is still not working properly, but occasionally it will stay on for a whole three minutes at a time before it decides to reset and boot up again. It also enables me to take 1-2 pictures before it dies. I have also been successful at airdropping them over to my computer. So this cruise will not be completely without a few photos. It won’t be many as my frustration level isn’t going to let me spend hours fighting with it. It isn’t working well enough for me to attempt a connect to the rest of the world. This is really too bad, since $10/day to AT&T when in port seems better than $25/day to NCL which only wants to offer complete packages or pay-as-you-go which is not buy a 24 hour period.
Anyway – the food is by far superior to my last couple of RCCL Cruises, and on a par with what Celebrity had on offer. But I may have to go to the dining room in the morning should I want smoked salmon.
Did I mention the chocolate covered strawberries?
Dinner in the dining was a decent Pad Thai. We joked that this was the back German corner as my neighbors on the one side were from Vienna and from Hessen on the other.
I am making good progress on my Longdog, now up to 23%. My new cruise, new start is the Vintage Black Sampler by OwlForest. I am stitching on 18 ct cotton candy by BeStitchMe with PR043 from Silks4U. Two strands stitched is ~ 1%… and my end of the day count was 1355 = 5.8%
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