Monday 3 April 2023

Ballet and the Azores

We have spent almost the last week at sea crossing the Atlantic. I have used some of that time fruitfully to attend daily ballet classes.

As I am doing it I feel quite graceful and swan like, but unfortunately this isn't shown in the photos, or indeed in real life. I don't think that Darcy and Marinella have too much to worry about.

It was all change though today as we arrived at the Azores for a day on dry land. 

The ship is docked in a very nice little harbour with signs that say that the whole world passes through here. Lots of ships still dock to refuel and restock on their way across the Atlantic, and they have a tradition of painting their ship's name on the harbour wall.

We decided to visit a lovely botanic garden this morning and admired the beautiful plants and interesting caves.

Nice as the garden was, the next place was better. Apparently it is the only place in the world where pineapples are grown in greenhouses.

Each plant had a huge, juicy pineapple just waiting to be harvested, and we found lots of them at the bar and gift shop. 

We had a free taster of pineapple jam and liqueur, and then we stayed for ages retesting the pineapple beer and pineapple daiquiris.

Back at the ship now and just a few hours to go before we set off on our last leg back to Southampton.

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