Once again my Ipad ( OK it could have been me) lost today's blog, so here we are ,day 2 in Bordeaux, trying to remember what I typed yesterday.
On our sail out from Getxo ( for you P&O fans we passed Oceana docked in Bilbao ) the Captain announced that we would be picking up the pilot at 0330 for our long journey up the river into the heart of Bordeaux, plus he would be arriving by helicopter. Well, 0330 is too early even for me, but I did get up on deck by 0700.
Of course there were not too many people about, so it was very quiet and all you could hear was the morning bird song from the trees along the river bank
We then went under our last bridge, before we arrived in Bordeaux
We had booked a lazy tour today, a panoramic (aka coach ride) around the city, then a visit to a Chateau for a tour of the vines, and some sampling ( well we are in Bordeaux)
This is where it all begins
These hold one or two bottles :-)
Before being aged in Oak Barrels
You could of course then have purchased a bottle or two, but they were a tad expensive for my wallet.
By the time we had returned to the ship, the weather had closed in and yes, it was raining again .
We were greated by blue skies this morning, plus other guests had joined us in this beautiful city.
No tour today, so it was out for a walk, and some retail therapy and time to enjoy the stunning architecture.
The children really seemed to enjoy this mist fountain
Well that's all from Sue and myself for this cruise as later today we start our journey back to Harwich.
I will write a cruise review which I will post when we get home, i will also post some more photos.
Thank you all for joining Sue and myself on this cruise, and taking the time to read my ramblings
Until next time