Postcards from a Journey

Travelling in Europe

A journey. A difficult journey, because getting from Greece to Catalonia proved a trip surprisingly taxing to pull together. Thessaloniki to Athens. Athens to Rome. Then a bit of an adventure. A sea voyage from Civitavecchia to Barcelona, sailing past Corsica and calling at Porto Torres in Sardinia, featured in the top photo. Sounds good? One day I’ll tell the story of this misadventure. Currently I’m far too cross.

However, it produced one – actually rather picturesque – photo which sums the whole thing up. The rusting chimneys of our ship, Roma.

And, not to be totally negative, a half way decent sunset.

We’re here now though, at home with the Catalonian branch of the family, for a satisfyingly relaxing end to our holiday. Well – as relaxing as a lively and charming 16 month old granddaughter will allow.

25 thoughts on “Postcards from a Journey

  1. It certainly sounds gruelling. And intriguing. (As ever, with your adventures) You have earned these precious days relaxing with the family. Hopefully a chance to restore energy and equilibrium despite chasing after the youngest member 😊

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  2. Looking at the condition of those chimneys not sure I’d have boarded that boat, but from the beautiful sunset picture looks like it was reasonably calm. Hope you’re both recovered from the travel issues and now enjoying the family.

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  3. Add me to the list of those who are totally intrigued by your hints of misadventure! Whatever it was, I’m glad you still made it to Catalonia and to your family 🙂 Enjoy your time with them!

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