Let’s Go!


Along with the other junk mail that arrives daily are brochures promoting exotic adventure. Most of these I overlook and they go right to the recycling bin. Occasionally, however, something comes along that tweaks an interest.

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Like this one, a small boat cruise along the coast of Portugal, Spain and France with a special emphasis on food and art with a bit of history thrown in. Now, that could be interesting so let’s go.

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First stop is a quick one in Lisbon with just enough time to catch up on sleep

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and visit the Castelo S. George with its beautiful views

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and a show off peacock.

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Have you ever been close to a peacock when it releases its tail feathers?

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The sound is pretty amazing and with every turn and movement the feathers rustle and whir.
I was fascinated and couldn’t resist taking photo after photo of this preening male. Also, I couldn’t help noticing how unimpressed the female birds were by his strutting. Hmm, I wonder if there’s a message here!

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Brief as the visit to Lisbon was, it was time enough to determine there is a museum for everything from coaches to archaeology to tiles to art and that every flat surface is a display for grafitti.

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Now it’s time to board Le Boreal for the adventures that are ahead.

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5 thoughts on “Let’s Go!

  1. I’m sure this was a great trip. Look forward to seeing you and Phil soon and hearing more about the trip and seeing more pictures. Tom

  2. I wish I had the travel bug. I am so scared to fly, and I hate packing and sleeping in strange places. Something must be wrong with me! I do, however, enjoy living vicariously through others! That peacock is beautiful! I love the shot of all the buildings over Lisbon. Interesting how they all kind of resemble each other.

  3. Looks like a wonderful trip! Gorgeous photos of that peacock~ I’ve never been close enough to capture one! Too bad those lady peacocks were less than impressed with his proud display of plumage 🙂

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