Monday, September 24, 2007

Corfu, Greece

Corfu is by far the best spot we’ve visited. It is green, hilly, quaint, has a couple of castles that enclose the city, affording spectacular views of turquoise waters reaching out over the Ionian Sea towards Albania, and breathing hard on the heel of Italy. What’s not to like? We’d definitely come back here. We did the ‘Colorful Towns’ tour today, driving through the countryside dotted with olive and lemon trees, stopping at the beautiful Achilleion Palace. A huge statue of Achilles dominates the garden. We had a brief stop at the town center, where we walked around the old town, enjoyed Coke Light (actually it was Pepsi...yuck), beer and coffee, then back to the ship to set sail for Katakolon, Tuesday’s port of call.
Dinner tonight for the six Mousketeers was at Le Bistro French Restaurant, one of the 8 specialty restaurants onboard (translation: extra charge!). French onion soup was better here, but still not great. The entertainment was "Cirque Bijou" and was very well done, complete with a Riverdance rendition. So that’s about it for today. It was fun, but it is time to chill out and four, I think. Pictures from today will appear soon:-)

Corfu palace gardens

Griswold's and Loyal/Margie

Corfu harbor, NCL ship in background

Corfu cafe, beer thirty!


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

and the griswald's have yet another soup disappointment??? sigh...

smiles, bee

Joy said...

How nice to see the pictures. Happy Anniversary to the Privens from me, too. Hugs, Joy