The ship arrived in Edinburgh this morning, but not near the city. The ship lifeboats and local boats provided ferry service from the ship to shore.
We did not book a tour for this day because I was concerned about the Tender experience and Linda’s balance (we have to take a small boat between the cruise ship and the pier). Plus, the tours offered involved quite a bit of walking and climbing stairs. Linda suggested that we take a taxi into Edinburgh, but the city is 45 minutes away – it would be very expensive. Hence, we stayed aboard the ship.
After breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Linda went to swim at the Solarium and I watched the Tendering for awhile, then read my book. At 10:30 a.m., I went to the cabin to update this journal, review the class syllabus some more, and work on my presentations.
We went to lunch, and then I came back to the cabin and worked some more on the presentations. I took a nap, and then finished my book and took it back to the library and got another one.
The ship departed from Edinburgh at 6 p.m. We went to dinner, then did some shopping on board. This was a quiet day of rest, which I needed.