At last – back on a river again!!!

House all closed up and The Gang off to Summer Camp – They fall for it everytime!!

All settled in at Posh Pets – Their Home away from Home and where Daisy did 6 weeks of rehab earlier this year after her knee reconstruction.

Great flights from Malaga to Bordeaux via Paris with Air France who have been brilliant throughout the past 18 months of cancellations and postponements. Turkish Airlines and Expedia still on my serious Shit list after 18 months of body swerving and no refunds etc. Avoid them at all costs!!!

Nice hotel overnight in Bordeaux before boarding the Scenic Diamond – my home for the next 11 days – so time for a wander around the city and some sight-seeing etc

First glimpse of Scenic Diamond moored in Bordeaux

A morning to spare before Embarkation so a visit to The Cite du Vin. A very high tech Museum with everything you need to know about wine and it’s history.

Ah those were the daze!! At least I won’t have to drag any home and deal with excess baggage etc!!

Next stop is an amazing sensory experience inside a WW2 U-boat pen. They couldn’t demolish it so have converted it into an “art experience”. Mind blowing and quite disconbobulating. Not for epileptics or vertigo sufferers!!

Some of the visuals…..

A visit to the obligatory cathedral and then off the boat to check in

Only in France!!!!

Checked in on board Scenic Diamond. All very civilised, welcoming and just what the doctor ordered. Off up/down The Gironde to the Dordogne. Coming up – St Emilion and Libourne. Next Post.

Will publish this now as WiFi seems a bit sluggish so let me know if photos come through as they should. More later……R

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