Palma

When we dock in Majorca it is not exactly downtown. Rather, according to one of the maps we are somewhere ~ 6-8 km away. I believe that just about as much as the claim it is an hour walk to town (less than 45 min). Of course, if I was trying to sell shuttle tickets I would emphasize the time/distance factor as well…

Ah – before I forget – we shared port today with the Harmony. A sister ship to the Oasis and Allure, I know more than a few people on the ship. My original plan of meeting up with several for lunch fell by the wayside due to two factors. The first was docking – so near yet so far and impossible to get to their ship. The second was that the Harmony staff arranged an trip for the 180+ Pinnacles on the ship. Far be it from me to get between passengers and a free trip to Tapas, Sangria and Flamenco Dancers.

But the Harmony – docking an hour after us – it was still dark when she sailed in –

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and the details are clearer as the day brightened.

There is the water slide – but I don’t think it is enough to get me back on a 6000+ passenger ship.

Since I have done this stroll a few times I enjoyed myself while walking along the water front. I left the sailboat side for the store side about half way through my wander when I realized that sunblock would have been a good idea. Not that I thought about bringing it to rainy Europe in the fall.

I had forgotten about the windmills

I had forgotten about the windmills

and the fun one can have with sunshine – if you have sunshine
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and landmark details along the way

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Balconies –

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The perfect kind of small bookshop

excellently named

excellently named

and of course, the rain stopped on my way back

not a ripple

not a ripple

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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One Response to Palma

  1. Christiane says:

    When we saw where your ship was docked it was clear there was no way to get over ! And, as Zandra might have mentioned, we were busy with a special pinnacle tour to a Flamenco show with tapas and sangria.
    I’m sure we will meet again on one of our many cruises !! Until than, happy cruisin !!!

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