Viewing entries posted in November 2014

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 2:19pm

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

After our parent port, we arrived in Madeira. It is one of the most amazing islands most of us have ever been to, mainly because of its astonishing beauty. What first caught our eyes were the beautiful cliffs and the landscapes of the island in general. We were greeted by the most amazing rainbow welcoming us to a new harbour full of adventures waiting for us. That breathtaking rainbow was by far not the only one we saw, which is why for some of us, Madeira will be called “Rainbow Island.”

Cádiz, Spain

Posted on 15 November 2014 @ 8:04pm

Cádiz, Spain

We were at anchor the night before our grand arrival. Following our deep clean on arrival morning, we prepared the ship to arrive at 10 am. After we arrived and hugged and kissed our parents, we introduced them to our friends. It was nice to get to know the parents of our best friends.

Ajaccio, Corsica

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 10:11pm

Ajaccio, Corsica

Arriving in the beautiful, palm tree peppered, harbour of Ajaccio, a representative from the mayor’s office greeted us. They provided us with welcome information about the city and greatly appreciated candy. After the meet and greet with the representative and an excited muster, we were released upon the city to wander aimlessly, eat more then we should, and contact loved ones back home with stories of the latest sail. Our freedom carried through to the next day where we were free to indulge our fantasies of independence until the 11 o’clock p.m. curfew. For some of us, this day of freedom meant trying to bring a taste of home’s tradition to the ship in the form of carved gourds and egg carton ghosts. We also used this day to provide the friendly and curious locals with a chance to see our home; an “open ship” was conducted between 1 and 3 p.m. with tours being led by students.