Friday, August 23, 2013
A Random Five post  — Feline Friday — Venice to Athens via the Black Sea [001 London to Venice]
One: This is my unoficial profile picture for the duration of this series of posts. Mr. Tin Man will remain but "Jim with a sign and a dog at the Varlaam Monastery, Meteora, Greece" should appear on this series. [Mr. Tim Man]
The series will be of our Pacific Princess cruise from Venice, Italy, to Athens, Greece, via the Black Sea.
Two: Say "Hello to the sleeping dog and KP." We are riding the Gatwick Express Train from London to the Gatwick Airport where we will catch our plane to Venice. Both of these little folk needed a nap.
We spent the night at the Sofitel Gatwick Hotel so we could be ready for our early morning flight. Our room was very nice as we got upgraded to be across the hall from Karen and KP's room. She is a Premium member which helped us a lot.
Three: We boarded our ship about noon but it wasn't to depart until after nine. The Pacific Princess is a Princess 'small ship.' I think it was to hold 685 passengers and we were pretty well full.
Our room was eighth from the front in the middle row of balcony rooms,of the Port Side of the ship. Six are showing here on the Starboard Side.
After we ate lunch on ship we took a water taxi over to the Old Venice Downtown. All four of us had been there before so we mostly walked around. Our other time was in 1980, Karen and KP were there a year ago.
Fine print stuff:
He and others have a Mr. Linky going there so you can see other cats too.
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