Even people who are nearby are far, for the moment. Some of my family is walking distance, and now the weather has finally started to turn nice to walk — but social distancing means staying away. Continue reading “Missing”
… that we live in a beautiful world Continue reading “Because it’s good to remember”
Our meeting for the morning isn’t until 9:15am. Such luxury!
I slept most of the previous 14 hours (S got up at some point to eat and read). We both sound like death warmed over. I can’t decide if I have a new cold or if I’ve relapsed. S thinks it’s something she (we) caught on the plane.
In any case… Continue reading “Cruise Day 7: Genoa”
S and I are both slow moving this morning. It was a rough night. But we have breakfast, medicate, and go to join our excursion to Marseille and Aix-en-Provence.
Which gets a delayed start because there’s a strike in France. Continue reading “Cruise Day 6: Marseille”
I don’t sleep well, but no matter. It’s an early morning (breakfast in our room again) so we can make it to our tour in Malta.
We start with a harbor cruise, seeing the fortifications of this city.
There are two harbors in Valletta, and to get from one to the other we have to go out into rougher seas. S and I think it’s great fun, but there are some stressed people on the tour!
After the harbor tour, we visit a glassworks shop and then stroll down the waterfront to sample the local flavors — appetizers and wine.
Then we are back toward the ship, getting on board for a more substantial lunch, a good book, and a view of the port.
Summary: I really like the feel of Malta.
Also a call made to wish happy birthday to my Sweet Pea (IRL)
A good book gives way to a good nap.
Leisurely afternoon on board. Dinner just a nibble. Cirque de Soleil tickets acquired for our final night on board.
Then a quiet(ish) corner of the ship to read and watch the world go by.
S is up in the small hours and creeps out to read for a while. I wait it out and go back to sleep.
The breakfast we ordered in arrives 30 minutes early. No worries, our jammies are company- friendly.
We can feel the ship making small adjustments for the docking procedure. Over coffee & hot chocolate we grin that of course they’d be extra careful – they hit a dock here a few weeks ago. The rear of the ship bears the signs of the repair.
We pull into the port in Cambodia as the sun is rising. Continue reading “Day 5: Sihanoukville, Cambodia”