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Month: August 2022
August 13: Disembark Southampton and Homeward
True to form, I sleep restless with a trip ahead of me.
S has a later flight – late enough that she can go on an excursion that proves disappointing- but the excursion leaves before mine by 90 minutes or so. She knocks to hug me goodbye before she goes.Continue reading “August 13: Disembark Southampton and Homeward”
August 12: Le Havre, France (for Paris)
Though for us that will be a visit to nearby Honfleur.Continue reading “August 12: Le Havre, France (for Paris)”
August 11: At Sea
No ports today. The ship is now on Paris time, and anyone who forgot to reset their clocks until we cross the time zone line and they reset automatically, is late to everything.Continue reading “August 11: At Sea”
August 10: Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland
We gave serious thought to Not going off ship today. We’ve had a lot of port days in a row (which I love usually) and excursions every day (again, that’s generally fine as well) but they’ve also all been early mornings. And often, all day-ers.Continue reading “August 10: Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland”
August 9: Invergordon, Scotland
Back at home a warrant is served at MarALago — the news of which makes S late again this morning — but here in Scotland we have an all-day excursion around Inverness, including to see Loch Ness.Continue reading “August 9: Invergordon, Scotland”
August 8: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
The forecast was for rain and cold all day. But by the time the morning rolls around, it’s pushed off to midday or later. Our tour only runs to 1:30pm, so this is promising.Continue reading “August 8: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland”
August 7: Depart Glasgow and at Sea
Technically we depart Glasgow around 3am. This is for those who took the evening excursion to Edinburgh for the Tattoo. We were scheduled to sail at 2am, with all expected on board by 1:30am.
One bus back from the Tattoo was late — probably because it was waiting for misplaced people. Apparently those folks ended up returning to the ship via taxi, having at last missed the bus which needed to get the rest of the tour back. We sailed once we had them on board.Continue reading “August 7: Depart Glasgow and at Sea”
August 6: Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland
For those who want to ride across to Edinburgh for the Tattoo, that’s an option. S and I are scheduled to see the Highlands. A bit of a timing misunderstanding rushes our breakfast but we get to the tour on time to hop on our bus for a rainy day in Scotland.Continue reading “August 6: Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland”
August 5: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Up today: Giant’s Causeway and the Antrim Coast.
It’s another early morning, and I didn’t sleep well. But I nod off for a few minutes on the bus between the tea and lunch stops, before we get up to the coastline.Continue reading “August 5: Belfast, Northern Ireland”