The best sight in the world !
Arriving at Cadiz
Oceana's sun decks
Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
A time warp !!
Conil, Spain. The "blob" is a kite!
Hungry? Us ??
Indy is in Cadiz as well.
Malta - our alternative to Alexandria due to political troubles in Egypt.
Sunrise on the ancient stones.
Minerva is in port.
Typical Maltese fishing boat
Xmas decorations in Valetta, Malta.
Local tourist transport.
The noonday gun at the Saluting Battery, Valetta, Malta.
I love old shopfronts.
In the church of the Knights of St John
Seaplane rides from beside the ship.
Not for me though !
What cruising is all about....to me!
Hello Kusadasi - Pigeon Island. A replacement port for Cairo!
Oceana at Kusadasi, Turkey
Fishing boats at Kusadasi, Turkey
Pigeon Island, Kusadasi, Turkey
Caravanserai, Kusadasi, Turkey
Some more weird dummies!
They get everywhere!
Sorry sir - no cruise card, no entry!
But I'm so cute !! Pretty please?
Bye bye Kusadasi
The perfect view !
Dolphin in mid leap!
Bellapais, North Cyprus
Bellapais Abbey, North Cyprus
Kyrenia, North Cyprus
Kyrenia Castle, North Cyprus
Dawn in Haifa
Outskirts of Jerusalem
Mount of Olives
Garden of Gethsemane
Garden of Gethsemane Church
Western Wall, Jerusalem
Arab quarter, Jerusalem
Third Station of the Cross
Fifth Station of the Cross
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem and Tenth Station of the Cross. The stairs lead up to the Chapel of the Stripping of Jesus' Garments.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem and Eleventh Station of the Cross, marking the place where Jesus was nailed to the cross.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem and Twelfth Station of the Cross - Golgotha.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem and Twelfth Station of the Cross where Jesus died.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem and Fourteenth Station of the Cross - the tomb.
Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem
Sabbath bread, Jerusalem
Manger Square, Bethlehem
The Door of Humility, Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem. This was lowered by the Crusaders to force entrants to bow when entering.
Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
Roman mosaic floors, Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
Mount of Beautitudes
Sea of Galilee
St Peter's House, Capernaum
Church over St Peter's House, Capernaum
Synagogue at Capernaum
Muskrats in River Jordan
Kibbutz (hotel part)
Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth
Mass in the Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth
Excavations under the Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth
St Joseph's Chapel, Nazareth
The death of Joseph
Cruise ships in Pireaus.
Oceana does a 180 turn to berth in Piraeus at dawn.
Cape Sounion, Greece
Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion
We are under the Commdore's flag from Piraeus onwards
Fishing boat, Katakolon, Greece
Another fishing boat, Katakolon, Greece
Oceana at Katakolon, Greece
This little poppet thought I might take him home, and jumped onto my shoulder bag and climbed up my sweatshirt!
Mainentance on hull and anchors
Byzantine church in Messina, Sicily
The statue of Mary was blessed on the day we were there.
Garden centre, Messina, Sicily
Santuario di Montalto, Messina, Sicily
Sacrario Christo Re, Messina, Sicily
It's hilly !
Duomo, Messina, Sicily
Crowds forming for the spectacular clock at noon, Messina, Sicily
The cock crows thrice...
The lion roars and wags its tail
The apostles process round. ...
An angel appears ...
Charioteers ride ...
The cathedral rises up from the ruins of the earthquake hit city of Messina, Sicily
Leaving Messina, Sicily
Bye bye Messina, Sicily
Valencia, Spain. The water is rain on a glass roof covering Roman ruins.
Shrine of the Holy Grail, Valencia, Spain
Reliquary of St Jerome, Valencia, Spain
Main food market, Valencia, Spain
Oceana at Valencia, Spain. The narrow airbridge caused real congestion when disembarking for tours !
Approaches to Lisbon
Belem Tower, Lisbon
Monument to the Navigators, Lisbon
25 April Bridge, Liasbon
Alfamo District, Lisbon
Summer Palace, Sintra, Portugal
Summer, Palace, Sintra, Portugal
One way to dry the washing.
Preparing for the storms.
Goodbye to our last port.
No more shuffleboard now.
Not nice on the prom deck now !
Glad I'm not on board that one.
Other ships are struggling through it.
It gets worse
The grand piano decides to go for a ride!
Our wine at dinner - when the ship lurched!
The waves at their worst - force 11
Prepared for the storm!