We pulled into Southampton in the wee hours of this morning, too early for my personal preferences. What’s a blogger to do – take photos of the Isle of Wight in the dark? The plan was to dock around 6:30am but the seas were so calm the entire route we docked somewhere around 3:30-4am. We woke at 5:45 to see we were in harbor, never feeling a bump or a move or a stop. Incredible.
The ferry to the Isle of Wight
As we left the ship, the fuel tanker was along side, getting her ready to head back to NY.
Another ship at sea.
We couldn’t tell what brand car the white wrapped ones are.
The drive into London was insane. The traffic backed up every which way to Sunday.
The disembarkation was easy as pie, off the ship, with four bags, and to our driver in a half hour. What is a three hour drive to London from Southampton was SIX today, the last near three in London proper, thwarted at every road to The Savoy because of road closures due to a parade honoring U.K. Olympic athletes. I needed astronaut pants!!!! It was a long drive.
By the time we checked into the room, and realized our bodies are having post ship roll such that walking on land we feel the ship rocking, we didn’t too venture too far afield today but will make tomorrow a full day of sightseeing.
It was hard to say goodbye to friends made along the journey. Suffice it to say it was more than we hoped for.