Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cruise Vacation - Day 7 (Wednesday, 16 May 2012)

The ship left Cherbourg last night, heading for Dublin, Ireland around the south coast of England.

We were awake early, so got dressed and went up to breakfast at 7:30 a.m. From there, Linda went off to swim in the indoor pool, and I read my book in the Centrum until Geoff and Tanya came along, so we talked until they went in for breakfast at 9:15 a.m. I read for awhile, then came back to the room to catch up this journal and watch the BBC news.

I left at 11 a.m. with my book, went up to Deck 10 to watch the docking, and found Geoff and Luc playing shuffleboard, so I watched them for awhile. The docking was interesting – the ship headed for one bank, then turned about 90 degrees and backed into a second bank while turning another 90 degrees. The ship was docked at 12 noon, right on schedule.

We went for lunch at noon at the Windjammer Cafe, then to the Masquerade lounge to get our boarding pass, and were on the bus for the Leisurely Dublin Highlights tour by 1:15 p.m. The tour drove around Dublin, with the guide talking about Irish history, poets, playwrights, authors, etc. We stopped to see Oscar Wilde’s “statue” in a park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Anglican), and then next to Trinity College for shopping. We had thought about eating dinner in Dublin and taking the shujttle back to the ship, but we decided to go back to the ship on the tour.

After stopping at our room, we went up to dinner. Linda had a reaction to the salad, but ate her dinner, took her Benadryl, and went back to the room with chills. She is now out of Benadryl, so I called Medical and they sell it for $5. An emergency visit costs $30.   I'll get some on Thursday!

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