We are currently at anchor at the Channel Isle of Guernsey. The weather is very warm around 25 degrees and it is only 10am ! Actually the children and S are the only folk in the pool at the moment, but that is probably because the vast majority of the passengers have left the ship for a visit to Saint Peter Port. We came here last Oct so decided the warm weather and the quiet swimming pools held more attraction that a hot and flustered visit to a town !
In the Piazza on the Ruby Princess last evening we heard the most lovely string quartet who played a selection of Bach movements arranged for four strings, and I thought it utterly beautiful. Normally the music is rather more mainstream and very average - which is why I tend to avoid it like the proverbial plague, but drinking a good coffee and listening to the Bach Double Violin Concerto slow movement was heavenly.
I do love the Princess ships for many reasons, they are an American line and they 'do' service very very well, so even at dinner, given my food restrictions these days, I could request almost everything I wanted - I have to say though, I over indulged on a few bits and pieces and my sugar numbers were somewhat sky high this morning - oh dear ! From today I will be sensible and disciplined !! Honest!
This is a very port heavy cruise around the British isles so I think, as a family, we are hoping everyone gets off the ship each day and we have it to ourselves ! The ship is positively heaving with Americans, Spanish and Southern Hemisphere passengers, so much so we have rarely heard a British accent. In some ways it is rather nice, the children are thrilled to mix with folk from Arizona, Texas and California !
Note from the picture the lack of people and just a small W's bobbing head in the bluest of blue swimming pools. Peace.