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Port Vendres, France


One of the coolest parts of seeing the world from a cruise ship is that once you arrive in a port, there are so many tours to choose from, that you could literally take the same cruise 4 times, and basically have a different cruise each time!

The downside is that you only get a sample of what the area has to offer, as opposed to immersing yourself, so you really KNOW the area. I guess a good compromise would be if you could stay in each port 2 days, but the cruise lines don’t listen to me!

Anyway, for today’s adventure, we chose a visit to the Fortress at Salses de Chateau. It is a fort built in the late 1400s by the Spaniards to protect Spain from the French invaders. It’s significance is that it a well-preserved example of a fortification transitioning from medieval castle to more modern designs.

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And what tour would be complete without wine tasting? This time it was at a wine shop, rather than a vineyard, but wine is wine, right?

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I’m not a red wine drinker, so Mr. Tattered got to be a two-fisted drinker!

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About tatterednworn

I am a woman who has committed to living a creative life.

2 responses »

  1. I have thought the same thing. We want to go on the mediterranean cruise we went on again because there is just no way to see enough in a few hours. We have used that as a little sampler, going back to a few areas we want to explore more.

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    • NOW, the question is, do we keep going back, or do the completely original places first? There just isn’t enough time! It’s hard on the kids when we bail on them (plus we miss them all so much!) but there’s just so much we want to see! We’re doing a short two week trip to Cuba in the fall, then a repeat of the Galapagos in the spring (our granddaughter’s “turning 13” trip!) then it looks like Africa in the fall. So that takes care of 2017. 2018 should be China, then we’re not sure whether to do another Mediterranean or hit Iceland, Sweden, Norway…so many outstanding choices!

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