Yes, I know. This post is coming thee weeks late. But I have a really good excuse. I had an opportunity to speak on a cruise ship leaving San Juan, Puerto Rico, chugging 3 days to the Canary Islands, up the Eastern side of Spain and on to Rome. Fun, huh? All I had to do was seven 1-hour talks. Dan and I enjoyed the free trip and every stopping place. And, oh, what great fun. And such great meals. And no cooking or dishwashing. Preparing seven presentations, was a bunch of work. But I always learn 10 times as much as I share, so I figure I learned around 70 hours of new stuff about a whole different part of the world. How fun is that?
I enjoyed every part of the cruise, the people we met, the things we did, and all the amazing places we saw. But I think my favorite was Gibraltar. What an amazing place! It is home to a unique population. It has gorgeous views and a stunning cave. And on the Rock of Gibraltar are many caves, the highest of which are home to the Barbary Apes (I’d call them monkeys). They are way tame and endlessly entertaining.
Legend has it that Britain will rule Gibraltar as long as the monkeys stay. But should the monkeys ever leave, the entire place will revert to Spain. Well, I don’t think Britain has any worries. As far as we all could see, those monkeys have not the least intention of going anywhere!
What a great trip!
What a lot of work!
What a funny barrel of monkey!