Originally Posted by Paul Motter
I have been along the Iberian Coast, mostly I enjoy the ports in France, Gibraltar, etc. I am not a big fan of Lisbon. I spent two weeks there once when I was on Statendam during dry dock. Not much to do.
From Lisbon we are booked with Tours By Locals to go to Fatima, an old Jewish temple, and the headquarters of the Knights Templar. An interesting mix of places!
At Gibraltar we are booked for the ship's dolphin cruise, and after that I guess we will take a taxi to the top of the rock. Is there more to it than go up, admire the view, dodge the apes, and come down? The taxi association suggests a two hour tour.
Everything ashore on this cruise is expensive! I am not sure whether Barcelona, Gibraltar or Amsterdam will wind up costing us the most.