Landing in Almeria on Tuesday - day 14

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Sailing into Almeria, Spain in the morning
I could say that Almeria and the Alhambra (outside Granada) were so stupendous that I’ve been struck silent for the last week and that would sort of be true. It’s also true that we have been in a port for each of the last 7 days and I’ve been having too much fun to write anything.  Now it’s time to catch up.

Almeria is in the southeastern part of Spain and is pretty much surrounded by sea and desert.  It is in Andalucia province and was Moorish from the 10th through the 14th centuries and still has many Moorish buildings.  The Alcazaba (fortress) broods over the harbor in Almeria as we sail into port.  Cathy stays to see Almeria while my husband and I take the tour to nearby Granada to see the Alhambra.

The landscape is honey colored and the silver-green olive trees are the only color I see looking out of the bus window on the way to Granada and the Alhambra.  As we get closer, I also see almond trees covered in lacy white blossoms and white windmills (just waiting for a gigantic Don Quixote)  My husband has the beginnings of a cold and naps during the 2 ½ hour ride but wakes up for the guided tour through the Alhambra.
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