Greetings lovely friends & readers
October of last year, while I was lying in a hospital bed recovering from a not-especially-nice surgery, my friend Gail sent me a text ... Would I like to go on a 5-day cruise next year in November??
Why ever not ?! I thought. Of course it was ages away & anything could happen in between times (& in fact, quite alot did happen in between times)
There were a group of 8 ladies going, mostly our craft group ladies plus 2 extra. Because we shared rooms it kept the cost to a minimum.
|The first rose blooms of the season - Dublin Bay - picked last week|
Eventually November rolled around & the day arrived for us to board our ship. It was a P & O Cruise for those that are familiar with them. This one was a "Tribute to the King Cruise" so lots of Elvis music & rock-n-roll. I must add here, that the tribute acts were just wonderful & of a really high quality.
On docking in Picton we had already prepaid for a tour up the Queen Charlotte Sounds (see map above). We were going on the boat below left with a Company called CougarLine Tours