Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Off To The Wilds of Western Africa

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Off To The Wilds of Western Africa

If the truth be told, it hardly feels as if we have settled back in from our last adventure, and it certainly does not feel as if we should be leaving town any time soon, but that is just what we are about to do!

We are going to return to the very ship we left in June, The Silver Explorer, where we enjoyed our best cruise experience ever. Let's see if we can have that same experience this time.

Lisa and I fly this week to Madrid, where after clearing immigration and customs, we board a flight direct to the Canary Islands, in particular the island of Tenerife. We will spend two nights there before boarding our ship.

We will then call the Explorer our home for 27 days as we sail down the western coast of Africa. As is usual, we are actually staying onboard for two cruises back to back. Our first cruise goes south to Ghana, where group one departs and we take on new passengers for the continuation of the journey. The ship then sails further south along the coast before returning to Ghana, where we will disembark.

Our itinerary has places in it that I have never even heard before, so there is no doubt this will be educational. By way of example, here are a few of our stops: La Gomera, Western Sahara, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Benin and Togo.

Because this is an "adventure" cruise as it was last time, I suspect that we will be kept quite busy and that my blogs may come in bunches when I can catch my breath. I will however try to keep up with my writing and of course I will try to upload some photographs.

So, sit back, and enjoy the adventure with us.


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