And so we debarked from the RSS Navigator in San Francisco. We were picked up by friend Dick, to stay a night with him and his wife Dianne in San Rafael – including a trip to Sonoma, lunch, a winery visit and a tour of their side of the Bay. It was a great way to ‘come down’ from the cruise, which had been excellent, with many visits to places of great interest – Cartagena, the Panama Canal, Costa Rica and many stops in Mexico and thence to San Diego and finally under the Golden Gate Bridge at 5.30 in the morning! It was a busy cruise, with 8 lectures, 4 cabaret shows and 2 ‘Liars Clubs’, and few other bits and pieces…but Navigator is a great little ship and very friendly, with great food and wine!
And now it’s back to the UK to visit, for the first time, Samuel, the first grandchild, in Rochester. I then go to Spain to prepare for the next trip – a Saga cruise around the UK including Iceland, and Julie will visit her father in Cornwall.
Our plans look like changing, or being changed as we should be joining a special cruise in Italy at the beginning of July….so that will mean some alterations further into the year…probably missing Alaska, and re-joining a ship (Oceania Regatta) again in San Francisco to cruise to Montreal, again via the Canal.
We’ll see, but first some family business to attend too!!