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An Unexpected Upgrade

What Suburb of Toronto Are You From?

Hello Friends!

We are finally on the Ocean Endeavor, in a much nicer room than we expected. Essentially we went from a broom closet to a two-room suite. Very spacious and very welcome.
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But, we started the day by getting organized in Glasgow and then going by bus to Stirling Castle. It was a gorgeous day in Scotland. Just a few clouds and temps around 60. We had a lovely visit to Stirling. Here are a few photos:
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After an hour and a half at Stirling, we boarded our bus. We were on bus #2, but since bus #1 was having difficulty rounding up its passengers, we ended up bus #1. Because of port permit issues, we did not go to Oban to board the Ocean Endeavor. It was Fairlie instead.

And, instead of leaving around dinnertime, we left the port around 9:00, because of some lost luggage that a passenger or two experienced. Joe and I spent a great deal of time exploring the ship, getting fitted for rain boots and a rain jacket, learning about the ship and our journey, meeting the staff, and spending time getting settled into our little two-room suite on deck 4. Here are a few photos from the ship:
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And, coming to grips with the fact that most of the people on this cruise are not only from Canada, but from one suburb or another of Toronto. Eh?

Now, it’s time for bed. The wake up call is at 7:00! But, instead of going with most of the rest of the ship, Joe and I will be with a small group visiting distilleries on the island of Islay.

More later.

Slainte!
Susan

Posted by ORWAT 14:45 Archived in Scotland

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