S: Voyager of the Seas Cruise - November 2010
BC: Barcelona, Spain - Cartagena, Spain - Madeira, Portugal - La Palma, Canary Islands - Nassau, Bahamas - November 4 - 21, 2010 Book created and photos taken by Carol Mills
FC: Barcelona to Galveston
1: On the street where we lived for 3 nights and the surrounding neighborhood known as L'Example. | BARCELONA
4: La Sagrada Familia cathedral was designed by Gaudi and during our time in Barcelona was consecrated by Pope Benedict.
5: Las Ramblas, the famous street where locals and tourists stroll in the evenings, mimes are posing for euros and shops and cafes are everywhere. When I dropped a coin in the "angel's" cup, she uncovered her face and smiled.
6: We strolled Las Ramblas street and walked to the Christopher Columbus Monument at the end by the seaport.
7: Vicki and I with our Sangria!
8: Park Guell overlooking Barcelona
10: Park Guell, designed by Antoni Gaudi and built in the years 1900 to 1914, is a garden complex on Carmel Hill with fabulous views of the city.
12: Another beautiful church in the L'Example neighborhood of Barcelona.
14: Frexinet Cava Winery Tour
16: Montserrat Monastery
17: The Black Madonna was discovered by shepherds in the Montserrat mountain when they were drawn to the cave by heavenly music and bright light. She is the patron saint of Barcelona. She was carved by St. Luke around 50 AD and brought to Spain and hidden by the Moors.
20: Cartagena, Spain
21: View from Castle Concepcion overlooking the old and new theaters.
22: Roman Theater
23: More sights around Cartagena
26: Can you hear the Inca wind instrument music? | Madeira, Portugal | So many plants and flowers! | Beautiful Island
27: Hillside terraces of bananas. | Overlooking the port of Funchal on the island of Madeira, Portugal. | Main agricultural crop in Madeira.
29: Rode the wicker "toboggan" down a curvy, steep hill through the streets of this small town. Two toboggan runners push and guide it, and we laughed all the way!
31: Our guide took us to a lookout where we had lunch and a pitcher of sangria. The owner made everything while we waited and it was the best sangria and delicious food!
33: The end of a perfect day in Portugal.
34: La Palma is a beautiful volcanic ocean island, one of seven of the Canary Island archipelago. | La Palma, Canary Island
35: Another full day of touring a beautiful island, from the beaches to the volcanic mountain.
36: LA PALMA
38: Nassau, Bahamas
44: We sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Barcelona, Spain to Galveston, Texas on the Royal Caribbean "Voyager Of The Seas" cruise ship. Beautiful ship with over 3,000 passengers. Sunny days and starry nights made for a relaxing time on our stateroom balcony.
46: Rock climbing wall, miniature golf, basketball court and roller blade course.
48: You are never hungry on a cruise ship! Good food all the time, day and night.