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Diverted to Antwerp.
A lesson to be learned by British towns
Rubens in the cathedral and gigantic pillars
A strange figure - part of a temporary exhibition and - we think a much venerated local composer, not Hendrix as we first guessed.
The collection of the Cathedral of Our Lady includes four masterpieces by Rubens.
this is the Descent from the Cross.
after nearly170 years of construction the outline of the spire of the cathedral finally dominated the skyline around 1520
Back to the ship after coffee and divine chocolates.
- More dull weather in Gibraltar...
but a friendly pub with a full English brekker to die for after our recent hardships. No pun intended.
My cabin - I always forget to tidy it before photo.
More than adequate but in the storms every panel rapped and creaked and rattled and banged all night long. Lying under the window in the dark was scary at times.
At last - the sunnier climes we had booked for.
We drove up through the Esperanza Forest. Above is the Dragon Tree.
The landscape turns to lava as we near Mount Teide 12,000'
Spot the birdie at our pit stop.
We see black lava, red magma and green rocks through which the road was cut.
Here we coud wander around alone . Mesmerising.
Just to the right you see the top of Mount Teide. I longed to go to the top but there was no time
Note the dramatic change in the landscape. Back to Santa Cruz
Another day another port - Las Palmas and more sunshine.
My cabin is on the other side - the port side
Very pleasant to just amble round in the sunshine - a week late!
Strange as it may seem we have had occasions when we lost sight of the ship and panicked when we couldn't make anyone understand. Shame on us!
View from a bridge.