Home safe and maybe sound but a little worse for the wear. My cough has gotten worse and I saw a doctor on Tuesday so I am on antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection. Alesa's cough is less but continuing.
Laura was able to get reservations at Manfredi's, a specialty restaurant, for the six of us for our final meal on board. I have developed a hacking cough and hope it isn't what Glen has which kept him bedridden for a few days of our trip.
Took a bus ride along the city's coast through the 1992 Olympic Village which revitalized the city and started a continuing process which converted the city's coastline from an industrial area to a beautiful recreational and tourist area.
Arrived at Marseille this morning. Sailed in during breakfast and the view was beautiful past the islands and peninsulas up to the dock. We took a bus ride tour along the coast and through the city.
Last night, shortly after we sailed, we heard a code 2 announced for the crew. Figured it was a fall or something so we went about our way. Just before I went to bed at 10, I checked the ship's location and it looked like we had turned around.
Docked in Livorno as our port for Florence/Pisa. We have selected and optional tour “A Day in Tuscany” to get the feel of Tuscany rather than the crowded tourist destinations. The weather finally caught up with us today as it as it was cool (55) and rainy all day.
Got up extra early this morning for breakfast and a long bus ride to Rome (90 minutes). We are docked about 40 miles south in Civitavecchia. It was a nice ride with a stop at a rest area.
Docked in Naples this morning and got on our tour bus at 9. We rode through Naples and up and up the hills along the coast for a view of the town of Pozzuoli and the Isle of Capri. Saw steam rising from a caldera in the distance.
Left Corfu this morning and sailed straight across the Ionian Sea and around the Italian 'boot' and through the Strait of Messina separating Italy from Sicily. Today was a day at sea and a day for relaxing and catching up.
Sailed into Corfu this morning and went on a bus tour and then walked through the old town. Alesa bought a sun hat and a pouch for around her waist or over a shoulder. I got a chance to visit the spa on the ship. It has a very large hot tub plus a jacuzzi.