The hot summer is over, at least for us, as we have survived the searing heat of southern Spain as we took two months off from cruising to do a couple of important things in and around our home. A quick trip to Bremen and rehearsals with Blue Weaver (Bee Gees) ready for the crop of cruises coming up before the end of the year, and on to Frankfurt to watch (and encourage) son-in-law Jim doing the European Iron Man Championships. What an event! 3,000 people doing the swimming, cycling and marathon run in the July heat of central Germany. Jim was amazing coming in 83rd over all, and 12th in his age group….and in the top 3% of all competitors. We cheers, we waved, we drank beer!
And back to Canillas for our summer concert – Simon Bowman – West End and Broadway star gave us an evening of music to remember, under the stars, with our 50 guests well wined and dined raising over €400 for the local cancer charity. And so to packing and preparation for the next round of cruises – interrupted by the need to complete the necessary arrangements for the first of several ‘cruise ship tours’ to the village. (A project I had been pursuing and promoting for a year or more, but which suddenly came to a climax when I least expected it). We wait for the feedback!
And so to Rochester, and on to Copenhagen and the RSSC Explorer (‘the most luxurious ship afloat’) for a few laps of the Baltic, with several days in St. Petersburg, and visits to the charming towns of the Baltic States, with Blue joining for our new joint venture shows – The Rock n Roll years, and the Bee Gees years……keep you fingers crossed on these.
We will finish this set of cruises by joining Oceania Riviera in Lisbon for a Med cruise to Rome (again with Blue on board – we may have got it right by then!)
And home for a few days before heading off again to cruise the Med and finish with an Atlantic crossing to Miami. Much work to be done, and some preparation for next years epic World Cruise (137 days)