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!!

9 comments:

TheMuddledMarketPlace said...

hummmm not quite as expected then? hope the time away at least was relaxing?

Diane said...

Oh Gilly what a shame.You missed some lovely places - you'll just have to go back. xxxx

KathyA said...

Oh dear! I guess sitting on deck and relaxing was impossible, too?

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Hope that you didn't get seasick to boot? Shame that the sea was so rough. Lesley x

VioletSky said...

Next time, you'll head for the Med?

Hollace said...

Oh, no! I think you are very good natured to call it a "funny old holiday". You can't argue with the weather conditions, but you could ask for another attempt at Oban since their launches were inadequate.
I am looking forward to your pictures and insights, Gilly. I know the time wasn't wasted on you. And I hope that you were feted for your anniversary!

kenju said...

Yes, you ARE good-natured. I'd be fuming. Sorry it didn't turn out so well.

Shirl said...

Sorry your holiday didn't go to plan, I hope you enjoyed what you were able to see though.

All that tossing about in the waves would make me very green around the gills! ... ;0)

Shirl x

Aunt Snow said...

Wow!! An adventure although not as expected. Too bad. I'm heading for your other posts!