Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Well, that was a funny old holiday.........
We left Liverpool OK, and went up to Oban, but two of the four launches on the ship were out of action, and the queues to get on land too much for me. So we didn't get to Oban, in Scotland.
We then found ourselves in the teeth of a Force 9 gale (and a very uncomfortable, miserable night) and were unable to land at Kirkwall in Orkney.
We couldn't get to Honfleur (France), and went to Zeebrugge (Belgium) instead. But it did mean we could have a trip to Bruges. More of that another time!
We couldn't land at Guernsey, too much swell to get the launch alongside........
We couldn't land at the Scilly Isles. Too much swell etc. etc........
We did get to Cobh, near Cork, in southern Ireland) and found lovely little town. More later!
All in all, three landings instead of seven, and my favourites missed entirely, and high winds and rough seas.
Funny old holiday!
The pic was taken through our cabin window. Those are VERY high waves!!