It was a long drive to Dover and good to be back on board the now familiar Braemar. A lovely surprise - a beautiful bouquet from my old ship mate Dylan. We cruised all Sunday and on Monday cruised the beautiful Kiel Canal. What a surprise - I expected it to be industrial but it was so peaceful and tranquil I decided to do a river cruise next year and happily Braemar is doing Rivers of France.
Excitement mounted as we neared the entrance to the Baltic but first there are better shots of the canal. Tomorrow maybe.
At breakfast in the Thistle restaurant the waiter showed me to a large half empty table. As I was about to sit a burly youngish man with a gigantic plate of breakfast said,
'That's my seat!'
'Oh! (usually one leaves one's napkin on the seat if one uses the buffet.) Is there anything to indicate it is your seat?'
Man:' I'm sat there!'
P: ' Sitting.'
Couldn't resist. Fortunately he grinned and told me he was on his honey moon.
Whilst we are in the dining room I drool when I think about the food. Last time I played it safe and ate mostly fish but this time I relished venison, beef and lamb - all succulent with heavenly sauces.
The ship was nowhere near full - whether that makes a difference who can say. As usual I ignored the lift and my weight is now back to normal.