Trip Log

November 14, 2022

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.

November 13, 2022

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.

November 12, 2022

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.

November 11, 2022

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.

November 10, 2022

Arrived in Dubrovnik, a beautiful place and took a bus up the coast for a tour of an oyster farm where we took a little boat ride to some floats where the 'farmer' lifted some oysters (on a string) up through the middle of the boat and opened them.

November 11, 2022

Walked into the town of Split with the tour guide and walked through the partially restored ancient retirement palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Then back for food and drinks and we attended a musical show by Melanie Stevens.

November 9, 2022

Took a water taxi from the ship to St Mark's Square in Venice. We had a short Viking led tour through some Venice streets and then had some time of our before catching the water taxi back. We toured some more streets then spent time in St Mark's square.

November 8, 2022

Yesterday afternoon we parked at ParknGo and were shuttled to terminal C at the Orlando airport. It opened in late September and everything was brand new with all kinds of facilities, amenities and diversions.

October 14, 2022

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. And that's what we've been doing as our lemon tree is full of lemons. We also continue to give a lot to the neighbors.

October 7, 2022

It's finally October, the September love bugs are gone, the muhly grass has turned purple and it's only a month until our Mediterranean cruise. We have done all of the pre-cruise requirements with Viking and only have a couple of 'doctor' things to do.