Mediterranean 2006

Queen Mary 2 In June of 2006, Tom and his wife flew to London, took a bus down to Southampton, and boarded the Queen Mary 2 (photo on the right) for a two week Mediterranean cruise. Their first stop was in Vigo, Spain, where they visited the village of Cambados and La Toja Island. They also stopped at a winery in the country for wine and cheese tasting. The next stop was Barcelona, Spain, where they went on a city tour. Next stop, the French Riviera, with a visit to Cannes, Nice, and Monte-Carlo. Two stops were made in Italy at Livorno and Civitavecchia, where they took leasurely walks through town. On the way back, they stopped at Gibraltar for a cable car ride up the rock to mingle with the monkeys. The last stop, before returning to Southampton, was Lisbon, Portugal, where they took a city tour.

The Queen Mary 2 on a hazy day

Plaza de Fefinanes in Cambados, Spain

Old Galician granite church in Cambados

Horreo - a stone structure for storing corn

Shell church on La Toja Island, Spain

Dinner time back on the ship

Cathedral of Barcelona covered in scaffolding

Barcelona graffiti

The old walled Spanish village in Barcelona

Arriving in Cannes, France

Farmers market in Nice, France

Narrow streets in medieval village of Eze

Lunch in Monte-Carlo

Monte-Carlo Casino

Old Monaco, the Royal Palace

Livorno, Italy

Civitavecchia, Italy

Gibraltar, going up the cable car

Clifts of Gibraltar

Monkeys everywhere

View of ship

St. Michael's Cave in Gibraltar

Atrium on Queen Mary 2

Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Tower, Lisbon

Monument to the Discoveries

Christ the King monument

Leaving Lisbon

British table mates, Paul and Jean, celebrated 50th anniversary

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