|Bordeaux is 60 miles up the Garonne River from the Atlantic Ocean. A river pilot was helicoptered to our ship to guide us up the river.|
|Our welcoming committee.|
|ST. ANDREWS CATHEDRAL|
|This is the cathedral where Alienor (Eleanor) d'Aquitaine married Louis VII. Right after their wedding, his father, who was King of France died, and Louis VII and Alienor became the King & Queen of France. They later divorced, and Alienor married the King of England - Henry II. It was awesome to think that we were in the same area where Alienor once was. She and Henry II are a couple of my ancestors.|
|SCENES AROUND TOWN|
|We sailed back down the river to the Atlantic as the sun set.|
|ST. PETER PORT, GUERNSEY|
|THE LITTLE CHAPEL
Completely covered inside and out with sea shells, pebbles and broken pieces of china.
|We looked around in this gold and silversmith shop but didn't buy anything.|
|We drove by a church built on a hill (no picture), and our guide told us that many weddings take place there. He said that instead of going down the aisle, the bride has to walk uphill to the altar. After they say their vows, the Minister tells them that from now on everything is downhill.|
|PICTURES ON BOARD|
|Enjoyable time with James Carville|
|Bay of Biscay
Roughest sea we encountered.
|We disembarked in Dover, England
August 31st, spent the night in London, and flew home September 1st.
|OUR DINNER BUDDIES|