2015 – - Rome to Barcelona on Silversea’s Silver Spirit!!!
After a wonder getaway from Rome to Nice, it’s time to head home. I’m excited for the return as I’m working on a joint venture with Silversea and many of the wonderful restaurants and wine estates I’ve come to know and enjoy, to create a “Wine & Waves“ excursion series – - I do hope you can join me. So, until my return with a few friends, these are several shots of my arriving in the port of Nice and arriving at the airport for my departure.
See you on the “High Seas.”
So today is the final stop before Nice and the airport. Having never set foot in Sete, France I was excited to see this small picturesque town, visit Mont St-Clari and to experience Château de l’Engarran, which can best be described as old world charm and elegant wine making.
This lone fisherman was the perfect introduction to the Sete as his calmness upon the calm waters spoke volumes of the life and energy felt while in Sete as do the following photos. This was the perfect ending to an incredible cruise as it captured my mood and inner being – - calmness.
This was by far one of my favorite wine excursions as Diane’s passion and sheer love of the family’s history and commitment to making exceptional wines to be enjoyed by all helped to create an atmosphere of inclusion. And yes a bottle or two made it back to the states.
Today we arrived in Barcelona. After a relaxing slow start to the morning and consuming enough Champagne to last me the rest of the day, we headed to La Rambla. Today was all about walking the city, relaxing and just taking in the local life.
Today is all about Antoni Gaudí, however we failed to spend the desired time at La Sagrada Família, as we spent the majority of our time at the Church of Colònia Güel, tour guide’s call. While the visit to the Church of Colònia Güel was enlightening and very informative, our next visit to Barcelona will focus more on La Sagrada Família – - the inside.
Ahhhh…I finally made it to Cannes and as portrayed, the material beauty was all the rage and yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the display. Please feel free to deduct whatever you wish from that statement however, I decide not to post all the eye encountered. With impressive yachts seeming to outnumbering the people and gorgeous weather with plenty of sun, I now get why people flock here and I shall do the same for my next landlocked getaway to the Côte d’Azur. It doesn’t matter if you are here to view or to be viewed – - Cannes has something for everyone and I found mine at the Carlton Beach restaurant – - CHOPS.
Now that we’ve had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful lunch, take in the sights and make a purchase or two, it was time to head back and rest up for the evening and our next port of call. Although brief the visit was ideal as one can never tire of the beautiful Côte d’Azur.