|The view of Santa Cruz de la Palma from our stateroom.|
Last night we enjoyed dinner at the Pollo Grill up on Deck 14 at 8pm. It is the steakhouse onboard and I had a Lobster Bisque, salad, and Veal chop with potatoes. Carrie had a goat cheese & beet starter, lobster bisque and a local Madeiran fish dish for her entrée. After dinner we had intended to join Andrew and Katie for drinks, but time and energy caught up with us and we found ourselves very tired and in bed and asleep by midnight.
Today was an unplanned day. We weren’t signed up for a cruise-line excursion and we hadn’t made detailed plans. It was a nice relaxing day at a port of Santa Cruz (a small town) on the Island of Palma. Santa Cruz de la Plama is a Spanish port (and, therefore, Island) of the Canary Islands. Without major palaces, forts or Cathedrals to tour, AND since it was only a five minute (if that) walk to the city center: It was the perfect day to be unscripted and relax!
|The municipal market at Santa Cruz de la Palma|
And, now, we are all safe and sound on the ship and headed back out to sea.