Note: In the wake of what happened in London recently this post, which was inspired by a holiday I have just returned from, seems all the more fitting, if only because the imbecile who killed people because of his corrupted view of life is and never will be representative of the majority of people who … Continue reading Arabia – Exotic and Distant in My Childhood Memories
Going on a cruise might not seem like the obvious holiday choice for someone who is disabled with impaired mobility: well, it is a boat, it rocks about a bit and there are those stairs to consider, and what about getting on and off? To be honest, this is not that much different to my … Continue reading Venice to Barcelona by Sea Day One – Getting Started.
“Now, voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.” Walt Whitman. I am sailing forth once again. The last time I took to the open seas it was a voyage to Norway, land of fjords, mountains, waterfalls and Vikings. On this occasion we are heading for warmer climes; the Mediterranean to be precise. Venice is … Continue reading Now, Voyager.
Despite writing about Harald Hardrada, the King of Norway in 1066, I had no intention of visiting the country of his birth; it was all my wife’s doing! Not that I was given reason to complain, I have been interested in taking a cruise for a while now but I had also been thinking of … Continue reading Posh Frocks, Bowties and doing Norway in Style
Today I am going to travel to Germany for a cruise down the Rhine! The journey starts with a ferry crossing of the North Sea to Rotterdam and then a coach trip to Cologne where we pickboard the MV Virginia. I expect to see pleny of castles and majestic mountains as we head south sipping … Continue reading Taking a break