Thursday Doors in Montenegro

Today our ship is in port in Montenegro and I thought I would share some doors from Budva, on the Adriatic Riviera, one of our first stops in Montenegro.  Budva is about 28 miles south of Kotor and is a big tourist attraction because of the beautiful beaches, night life, restaurants and the preserved Old…

Montenegro? Where Exactly Is That?

We have left Positano, Italy and are on our way to Kotor, Montenegro. I have to say, the only thing I knew about Montenegro is that they have a team in the Olympics and I would see them march in on that first day, when the teams are introduced to the world. I was not…

#TimeSquare in Budva, Montenegro

I am a few days behind, but better late than never to the December theme for Becky’s Square Challenge! TIME!  Maybe some time can be found near the Magic Stone in old town Budva, Montenegro! There is only one rule for Becky’s Square Challenge.……your photograph must be square! I’m on the lookout for more time! Have you…

A Walk Along in Positano, Italy

We have arrived in Positano on a hot Sunday afternoon and what is everybody doing? They are at the beach! I can’t believe how blue the water is! People are trying to cool off! And some are under the very colorful umbrellas…………. No shampoo or soap allowed at the shower! This is the only “fat”…

A Walk In Amalfi, Italy

We will soon be heading out of Amalfi, but before we go, take a look at the village on the sheer cliffs! Just walking around here gives you goosebumps! It is just so Italian and everything one imagines Italy should be! As you are probably aware, this year, we decided not to lug cameras or…

Saint Andrew Cathedral, Amalfi, Italy

Today, we are still anchored off the coast of Amalfi, Italy. We are tendered to shore in those orange roofed life boats. Looking at the coast, this is the splendid view this morning! See that tall building in the center of the photo? That is our first stop.  We will be visiting the Saint Andrew…

Thursday Doors: Amalfi, Italy

We are hot……….it is early morning and it is hot………….but we have looked forward to getting to Amalfi and it should be hot in the middle of the summer right? But, still I am really hot! As I look out from our balcony on the ship I think there should be lots of doors here….

Saying Goodbye to Our Last Port on Elba Island: Portoferraio, Italy

We’re leaving Elba Island today from Portoferraio, the capital of Elba Island, during Napoleon’s time. This island is the perfect getaway whether you are coming for the beaches or wanting to get some solitude! So, one last look and back out to sea for us! And photos from the ship…………. Sailing, sailing, sailing away! Where…

The Rest of Elba Island, Italy

I bet you think we are going to be on Elba Island for as long as Napoleon was! I have been re-couping from spine surgery, so things have been in the slow lane here for a couple of weeks……….. But,  here is my last post on Elba! Following the tour of Napoleon’s villa we drove…

WeekendCoffeeShare: The Halloween Edition

Hellooooo everybody! Happy Halloween! It seems like weeks since I have seen you for our weekend coffee! It has been a few weeks……….  I am three weeks post-op from my lower spine surgery and wowza I can finally sit comfortably in a chair……….but I am restricted another 5 weeks from riding in a car or…

Napoleon on Elba Island, Italy

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was a French military leader, who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century. He quickly rose to fame during the French Revolution, after seizing power and crowned himself emperor in 1804. He was shrewd, ambitious and a skilled military strategist, who successfully waged war against many European nations and expanded…

WeekendCoffeeShare: Help Wanted

Good Morning everyone! If we were having coffee this morning you would have to join me in the bedroom……….I had surgery on my spine Friday, and it will be about 4 weeks before I am back to the new me! So, of course the spring bulbs arrived on Thursday.  I need 145 bulbs plus planted….

It’s Still Sunday: Pink

Sunday Stills is a photography challenge with a weekly theme. Terri posts the theme with images of her own interpretation. Any blogger is welcome, who would like to participate and interpret the challenge with their photos. There is also an optional Link-Up using InLinkz. What do I have this week for the PINK Challenge, that…

Six On Saturday on Elba Island, Italy

The ship has reached the port at Portoferraio on Elba Island, Italy. Our featured excursion was to see the country villa of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was exiled here in 1814. I have written another post about Napoleon’s villa HERE. Bonaparte’s villa called the Villa of San Martino is located in the Arcipelago Toscano National Park….

Thursday Doors on Elba Island, Italy

The ship has anchored near Portoferraio on Elba Island, Italy, which is shaped like a fish. We are here to visit one of two residences that Napoleon Bonaparte had on the island between May, 1814 and February, 1815, when he was exiled here after he abdicated the French throne. I will post a more detailed account…