Saturday, June 30, 2007

TRANSATLANTIC CRUISE--SEPTEMBER 2005

This was a trip full of all sorts of adventures. I have never been in seas quite like that!!!We flew from Winnipeg to Copenhagen on Wednesday, September 21st. Of course, we met up with everyone in Chicago. We stopped in Dover, England; Belfast and Dublin, Ireland; Greenock, Scotland; Reykjavik, Iceland, (supposedly Greenland--but that's another story) St. Johns, Newfoundland; and we disembarked in Florida (the ship was late getting into port so we missed our flight home--another story). Of course, we also stopped in New York, where Homer, Bev, Mom and Gerry got off due to Homer's broken leg (another story).


Our first formal night on the ship. The Star Princess was a beautiful ship. As always, we ate WAY TOO MUCH. But fortunately for us, we did a fair amount of walking--so they didn't have to roll us off or use a crane to get us off.







I think this shopping trip into London was THE MOST EXPENSIVE TRIP any of us had ever been on and it had nothing to do with the fact that we visited Harrods!!! Some day ask Allan about the WONDERFUL taxi driver who only took us where HE WANTED TO GO!!! What a memory!!!





Here we are in Belfast at the Giant's Causeway. We were told that according to legends, the giant Finn McCool used the basalt columns forming the causeway as stepping stones to travel from Ireland to Scotland to visit his lover, a Scots giantess. I was grateful Allan didn't fall off. I even climbed up, but it was really scary for me!!!










What a great memory to be at the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik, Iceland. I do wish I had opted to bathe and relax in the waters!!! It probably would have done wonders for my skin!!!
















When we were sailing out of New York it was so fun to see the Statue of Liberty.

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