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  • Day9

    Day 8 - Santa Cruz - La Palma

    November 6, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Only spending a few hours here before sailing off to Madeira just after lunch.
    Up, breakfast and in Neptune for 8.30. Something strange is happening outside - it's BLOODY raining!
    Still warm but the British people are dressed for the arctic.
    Off on excursion called Volcanoes and Vines. Probably won't see a lot as it's quite misty. So here we go.
    Oh dear what an awful excursion. The guide's English was not very good which made listening very difficult and waring. J misheard one phrase as "The man with the wooden leg sucking a bullet in the archives". Heaven knows what he really said! Anyway we headed up through the clouds and mist to the St Antonio crater. Yes it was a crater, the video they showed was not informative, the queue for coffee horrendous and it rained. We then all got back on the coach, drove 100 yards and got off again to sample some simply dreadful wine and got back on the coach. Why?
    Down the mountain and stopped some place that made and sold pottery. Again it was awful, walked around in the rain and got back on the coach! I just hope we didn't pay a lot for this excursion.
    Travelled back down to the ship. Thank heavens that's over. Au revoir La Palma, we won't be back 😔
    Guest Services have given us another room to use while the work is being carried out. Room 1008. It is slightly larger than our room but distance from noise means we can at least have a peaceful read or sleep.
    Eventually went to have lunch in the Palm at 2.00pm and then went to new room for a read and kip.
    Went to gym around 4.00pm, couldn't run as there was quite a swell so fast walk on treadmill, bike and cross trainer burnt 230 cals. J did bike on interval training, Pilates and some weights. She is unfortunately feeling a little queasy with the swell. I've donned the wrist bands and touch wood feeling fine.
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