La Coruna and Santiago de Compostela

We knew we wanted to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Santiago de Compostela. We decided to use another Ensemble On Location supplier in Spain, Made for Spain, and I must say they also did a great job for us both in La Coruna and Seville. We were met at 8:30 AM […]


What a great way to celebrate my birthday! We arrived early in Bilbao for our visit to the spectacular Guggenheim Museum, which gave us time before the museum opened to walk the full perimeter of the museum over bridges and walkways. I got great photos of the stunning building from many different angles. The exhibitions […]

St. Jean de Luz

Our eight travel buddies became adventurous and took a public bus to the upscale beach resort of Biarritz, on the Cote Basque. I did not know what to expect, but all of us were very impressed with this Basque city that first came into prominence in the mid-19th century when Napoleon III built a summer […]

Le Verdon

The Marina docked here, a full 2 hours’ drive to Bordeaux. Irene and I had been there before, so we decided to just take the ship’s shuttle to the very pretty seaside resort of Soulac Sur Mer Irene was able to get her feet wet in the Atlantic Ocean. There was a small street market, […]

La Rochelle

It rained the whole day, and our tour was cancelled, so we had a very enjoyable and restful day aboard the Marina.

Concarneau and Pont Aven

Concarneau is a beautiful walled fishing port in Brittany. Unfortunately, this was a nasty day but we persevered. We walked the ramparts and fortifications before driving to the charming village of Pont-Aven, at one time an artist colony which included the likes of Paul Gauguin. Please view my gallery from this trip.