Monday, 25 April 2011

Cruising To Bordeaux

Saturday April 23rd

Dreary day today so caught up with some computer work and ‘The Blog’ then mid-morning coffee and danish in the Square which was very crowded as everyone else had the same idea.

The sun came out late morning and Sarah joined us for our Corona beer noon day ritual and lunch in the sun. We will be arriving in Bordeaux at about midnight tonight after  travelling about 75 miles up the Garonne river to our berth in the old part of Bordeaux.

Bordeaux is one of the world’s wine industry capitals and its wine has been produced since the 8th century.

Sunday April 24th

 Happy Easter!!  We all received a chocolate Easter bunny and a plate of mini chocolate eggs...yum!!

A lovely warm sunny spring day today so we walked (and walked!!) around old Bordeaux and even visited the Cathedral St. Andre for the Sunday Easter service.

Returned to the ship for you know what and lunch in the sun and then topped up our tans. We even had a swim as it was so hot...have to keep the tan topped up as it won’t be long now until we’re!! At 4:30pm the heavens opened and the rain poured down...back to normal then!!

This evening we visited the Chateau Kirwan located in the Margaux appellation boundary for our final World Cruise Event. After a short journey through the Medoc vineyards we had a guided tour of the Chateau Kirwan cellars followed by a tasting of some of their chateau bottled reds and then a delicious four course dinner...with more wines of course.

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