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You’ll have noticed that I’ve been posting while onboard Black Watch, and this post is about the Internet arrangements. I brought my iPad with me, and I’m posting using that. My blog is housed at WordPress.com, and I generally create simple content – just text – using the WordPress app for IOS. This can be […]

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Last night was the cruise’s Captain’s cocktail party and formal dinner, and a good time was had. Everyone I saw was dressed very smartly – almost all of the men were in dinner suits – although there weren’t many full-length gowns in evidence (on the ladies, of course). Captain Neerland did an entertaining 5 minutes […]

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Today was the first of our two days in Rouen. We were intending to do our own thing – just go ashore and explore the town. There were some excursions, including an all day trip to Paris, but none of them attracted us. Black Watch was docked at the ‘Terminal Croisieres Maritime’, just downstream of […]

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This being December, and with memories of last December in mind, we had decided to travel to Southampton by train. This meant an early start on Wednesday to get a bus into Sheffield in plenty of time for the 08:27 train to St Pancras. Then we had to get across London to Waterloo in order […]

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Black Watch mini cruise

Enough of the refit posts! We’ll soon be leaving on a mini-cruise on Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch: across the channel to Rouen for 36 hours, then back. We were attracted by the though of actually getting up the river Seine to Rouen on a ship. This was about 15 months ago on Arcadia when we […]

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