Saturday 24th July – Thursday 28th July
Can’t believe it’s been 5 days since doing a posting. Eating, drinking, sleeping, playing, being entertained just seems to roll on from one day to the next. The seas and weather have been pretty kind so far. Wednesday – we decided to have afternoon tea because the freshly baked scones with cream and jam are rather special. Yum! Trying hard not to overdo the diet and for a few days that seems to work but all the food on offering is really hard to resist. Had a small farewell yesterday afternoon at bridge for those leaving in San Francisco. Jorgen went to the last astronomy lecture but I’m sure there will be something else to take it’s place. Most of the shows have been top class with a very few exceptions. Arrived in San Francisco around 5.30 this morning - sailed under the Golden Gate shrouded in fog but quite visible close up. The day’s weather has been quite changeable, with a bitterly cold damp morning to bright sunshine and warm in the middle of the day then foggy and windy and cold again this evening. We like the city but wouldn’t want to live here. We had a huge lunch, clam chowder and fish and chips, at a seafood restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf overlooking the bay.
We rode the cable car up to the top this morning and then back down another route. Later in the day we did a little shopping, then back to the ship in time for sundowners and dinner. A Lot of Americans have boarded the ship here.