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ALMERIA, Spain

On our way to Almeria the ship was faced with a sudden emergency as one of our passengers, Robert, had been taken very ill. His condition was such that the Captain called for a helicopter to take him to the nearest hospital on the mainland,. This was a problem, however, because the ship was out of the helicopter's operating range so we did a sharp turn and headed for Alicante in order to meet the helicopter within its safe limit. We duly met the helicopter, as can be seen below, and after a crewman was lowered to the deck of Discovery, Robert was winched up and aboard the helicopter and taken to Alicante hospital. About a couple of hours later our Captain came on the air and announced that Robert had reached hospital and that he was now out of danger.

Anne and I found Almeria an interesting place, but we were totally stunned when we went to the Alhambra Palace. What a fantastic place and so full of history. We liked Cadiz as well, and that proved to be an interesting city and worthy of more time to look around.

Hard a port
18.30 17th May, 2009
Medical Emergency,
Hard-a-Port

Medical Emergency Helicopter arriving
Medical Helicopter approaching
from Alicante

Helicopter dropiping weighted line
Helicopter dropping weighted line
Helicopter crewman being lowered
Crewman being lowered to deck
Helicopter lowereing stretcher
Helicopter lowering stretcher
Putting Robert in tye stretcher
Roger being put in stretcher

Robert being winched up
Robert being winched up

Helicopter on its way to Alicante
Helicopter on its way to Alicante

Almeria castle at night
Almeria Castle at Night


Alhambra Palace Gardens Walk
Alhambra Palace garden walk
Alhambra Palace Gardens
Alhambra Gardens with pool
Alhambra Palace Gardens with Pool

Alhambra Pool of Reflections
Alhambra Palace Pool of Reflections

Palace buildings
Alhambra Palace Buildings
Through Palace windows
Through the Palace windows
Domed ceiling in palace
Alhambra Palace Dome Ceiling
Palace interior stone work
Alhambra Palace Stonework
Stone pillars and stonework
Alhambra Palace Pillars and Stonework
CADIZ, Spain
Cadiz Waterfront
Cadiz Waterfront
Cadiz Harbour with Discovery
Cadiz Harbour
Cadiz Main Square
Cadiz Main Square
Cadiz Cathedral
Cadiz Cathedral
Quiet Oasis, Cadiz side street
Cadiz- Quiet Oasis
Cadiz side street with shoe shops
Cadiz Side Street
Inner Courtyard in a Cadiz house
Cadiz Courtyard Oasis
British Training ship Stavros Niarchos
Cadiz, Stavros Niarchos
Grand Princess at Cadiz
Cadiz, Grand Princess
Maritime Gallery
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