So today was our last day at sea sailing over night from Montenegro back to Greece to leave our floating hotel for one on terra firma.
The whole cruise operation is a slick one and with a ratio of two guests to every crew member it is hard not find someone no matter where you are on board.… Read the rest
I’m going to try and sound less like a card carrying UKIP member today…
The final stop on the cruise before returning back to Corfu was Kotor in Montenegro. We had read that the sail into port was the closest you could get to the Norwegian fjords without actually going there but had to be up early to see it.… Read the rest
Today we started to wind our way down back down the coast towards our final destination of Corfu with a stop at Split, Croatia. Unlike Venice yesterday, today the boat docked within walking distance of the old part of the city so we were able to have a leisurely start to the day.… Read the rest
This is the only stop on the cruise where we have been before, albeit some time ago, not that Venice is ever going to change that much. Last time we were here I came away decidedly unimpressed, for reasons I cannot really explain. … Read the rest
The first “proper” day of the cruise was a stop in Koper, Slovenia and, no, I hadn’t heard of it before either. Looking out from the boat it looked a grey day and stepping off onto shore we found that there was a stiff breeze blowing keeping it pretty cool.… Read the rest
As someone who thinks that the best place for royalty is on a stamp or coin it was strange to find myself on a tour around Buckingham Palace and gardens but the place isn’t open that often and I wanted to see just exactly where my 56p pence was going.… Read the rest
It’s time once again for the annual Heritage Open Days when interesting places all over the country open their doors as payback for public money received.
Last year I went into the Reading Abbey, which is normally closed to visitors, and this year I went to the Reading Museum stores.… Read the rest
Having identified an early morning show to attend today we didn’t actually end up going as we weren’t up early enough. This meant our last show was last night and while we did look for possibilities for later this morning we couldn’t find anything that we wanted to do and where the timing fitted.… Read the rest
A quiet start to the day but it did include opening presents as today was my birthday. We walked along Princes Street in the sunshine which was ironic as the forecast had, of course, been for rain and the incoming texts from home described the torrential rain there. … Read the rest
The festival doesn’t really get going until about lunchtime so we filled the morning with, firstly, a trip to The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art to see the Roy Litchenstein exhibit. They also had an exhibit of one of my other favourite artists, MC Escher, but we had seen the same one when we were in Rome last year so we passed on that.… Read the rest