Last stop on the cruise, Oh Nos!
09.04.2012 - 09.04.2012
Our last official stop before permanently disembarking in England, so we had to make the most of it. We got up early enough to watch the sail into port, under a giant bridge, past a famous independence memorial and across from a giant statue of Jesus welcoming everyone with open arms. It was especially cool to see a submarine coming up the channel behind and passing right next to us before continuing on up stream.
After a quick bite to eat, we hit the town for a joint Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and walking excursion. We hit all the main spots, and a few off the track, before grabbing a late lunch and beer or two. Lisbon is a really beautiful city with some amazing sights and areas for nearly any interest, made even more impressive by the disasters they have overcome and continued to rebuild up from.
Everything was great and a perfect last city to end the trip on, EXCEPT for a “MINOR” miscalculation of time and distance that nearly ended with us missing the boat. Oops! That would have been embarrassing… Long story short, we thought we were closer to the port than we were, and that we had plenty of time to walk (we didn’t), which resulted in us running a mile or two in flipflops and still being 10 minutes late.Fortunately, there ended up being too many people at the shuttle pick up point (too bad we didn’t know where that was…) and they had to send another, which arrived just a few minutes after we did.
Once back on the boat, we went up to the top deck to join the sail away party and bid goodbye to our last port of call.