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Cruise Stalk Middy and Dan – Adventure of the Seas

Norman

Deckhand
Middy and Dan begin there cruise in Malaga.

Málaga is a city and a municipality in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 568,507 in 2010, it is the second most populous city of Andalusia and the fifth largest in Spain. The southernmost large city in Europe, it lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean, about 100 km (62.14 mi) east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km (80.78 mi) north of Africa.

Málaga enjoys a subtropical–Mediterranean climate. It has one of the warmest winters in Europe, with average temperatures of 17 °C (62.6 °F) during the day and 7–8 °C (45–46 °F) at night in the period from December through February. The summer season lasts about eight months, from April through November, although in the remaining four months temperatures sometimes reach around 20 °C (68.0 °F).

Malaga’s history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. It was founded by the Phoenicians as Malaka about 770 BC, and from the 6th century BC was under the hegemony of Ancient Carthage. Then from 218 BC it was ruled by the Roman Republic and later the Roman Empire as Malaca (Latin). After the fall of the empire it was under Islamic Arab domination as Mālaqah (مالقة) for 800 years, but in 1487 it came under the dominion of the Spaniards in the Reconquista. The archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras make the historic center of the city an "open museum", displaying its rich history of more than 3,000 years.
This important cultural infrastructure and the rich artistic heritage have culminated in the nomination of Málaga as a candidate for the 2016 European Capital of Culture.
The internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso and actor Antonio Banderas were born in Málaga. The magnum opus of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, "Malagueña", is named for the music of this region of Spain.

The most important business sectors in Malaga are tourism, construction and technology services, but other sectors such as transportation and logistics are beginning to expand. The Andalusia Technology Park (PTA), located in Málaga, has enjoyed significant growth since its inauguration in 1992. As of 2009, this high-tech, science and industrial park is home to 509 companies and employs over 13,600 people.

Malaga is not my favourite city on the Costa del Sol, but has now got quite a large airport where flights from most UK airports fly to.

Current weather in Malaga (Jun 23, 2012)

The report was made 30 minutes ago, at 07:30 UTC. The wind was blowing at a speed of 1,0 meters per second (2,3 miles per hour) from variable directions.. The atmospheric pressure was 1021 hPa (30.15 inHg). The relative humidity was 78,2 %. There were a few clouds at a height of 457 meters (1500 feet). The overall visibility was 8,0 kilometers (5.0 miles).23 °C
73 °FVRB°, 1,0 m/s

23 °C
73 °F

Ports that do not have web cams I do a simulation, I cannot guarantee the ship is facing the right way.

Wishing Middy and Dan a great cruise when they leave at 17:00 local time.

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Norman

Deckhand
Hoping Middy and Dan are settled in and having a great night aboard Adventure of the Seas.

The night will be spent cruising along the Spanish coastline arriving in Valencia tomorrow morning.

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Norman

Deckhand
Hoping Middy and Dan had a great night aboard Adventure of the Seas. They have a morning at sea arriving in Valencia at 13:00 local time. As they are also appearing on an AIS map, I have included it in the thread.

Seabourn Quest is already in Valencia and we can also see Regatta is also on her way to Valencia, On the first map we can see Independence of he Seas entering Alicante.

Please contribute to this thread if you wish, photos would be appreciated, also your opinion if visited any of the ports..
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Norman

Deckhand
Adventure of the Seas has arrived in Valencia today, where this is a passenger departure and arrival port call as Malaga.

The city is also hosting the European F1 Grand Prix today.

Middy and Dan has to 21:00 to enjoy Valencia.

Valencia # is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with around 809,000 inhabitants in the administrative centre. It is the 15th most populous municipality in the European Union. Valencia is also Spain's third largest metropolitan area, with a population ranging from 1.7 to 2.3 million. The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and the largest on the Mediterranean Sea, with a trade volume of 4.21 million

Valencia was founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC. The city is situated on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea. Its historic centre is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 acres;[2] this heritage of ancient monuments, views and cultural attractions makes Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Major monuments include Valencia Cathedral, the Torres de Serranos, the Torres de Quart, the Llotja de la Seda (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996), and the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences), an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. ] The Museu de Belles Arts de València houses a large collection of paintings from the 14th to the 18th centuries, including works by Velázquez, El Greco, and Goya, as well as an important series of engravings by Piranesi. The Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (Valencian Institute of Modern Art) houses both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and photography

Valencia is integrated into an industrial area on the Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast). Valencia's main festival is the Falles. The traditional Spanish dish, paella, originated in Valencia.

Video:
Tourist Valencia

Current weather in Valencia (Jun 24, 2012)

The report was made 17 minutes ago, at 10:30 UTC. The wind was blowing at a speed of 4,1 meters per second (9,2 miles per hour) from southeast (140°), varying between east (100°) and south (170°). The atmospheric pressure was 1020 hPa (30.12 inHg). The relative humidity was 45,4 %. There were no clouds below 1500 meter (5000 feet) and no cumulonimbus clouds. The overall visibility was greater than 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

29 °C
84 °F

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