I didn’t get off. Because of the size of this behemoth ship, we docked at a major industrial; shipping port. No walking or hiking, but a mandatory shuttle to the gate. From there one can hike to the city or spent 25E on the contracted round strip busses. This ship has more than 5k worth of passengers and more than 2k of crew. Spend the time in line dealing with sardine can buses, even if they look new and modern? No thank you.
Instead I packed, stitched a bit, and just wandered around confirming that I really haven’t missed a lot. It is kind of like a buffet – it is a lot of food, only if you actually eat it. Swapped emails with a few people and went to the show. It was well done – singing, dancing, and a lot of acrobatics on swings etc which seems to be a new trend. Allegedly the history of flight going from the future back to the Wright Brothers. The take-off on H.G. Wells “War of the Worlds” segment was confusing to most non-English origin members of the audience and I also suspect many of the younger English speaking ones as well. Hello? Dancing and singing green headed costumed individuals?
The ship was trying to clear out Logo items. I picked up a magnet – the postcards were all gone. I also got a picture of the ship to go with my “crossed the Atlantic” certificate…
The Symphony is scheduled for a 3 week dry dock at one of the Spanish ship yards. So 5K passengers off and hundreds upon hundreds of contractors boarding tomorrow.
It should be interesting. I am headed to the airport and will be flying KLM to Amsterdam followed by a train ride…
You certainly get around! Helen and I went out – to morning tea with cousin Tim and his partner. Sunday we go to sell raffle tickets for the last of the wildlife blankets at the Fibre Feast. There is a cross stitch stand there I believe!
I am so jealous. There are places here that sell yarns. Good yarns, but I so don’t need anymore yarn. It seems like the pandemic bell rang out the last of the needlework shops here in Edinburgh. Since we are going to Gkasgow later in the week (and about six times larger a city) I am hoping to find something there.