Boyzz trip from Iceland to Tower Bridge July 2018

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Pause for a night's kip in Heathrow's Hilton Hotel, then a first breakfast in the B A Lounge before a second breakfast on board to Reykjavik

 

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Glad the padres were paying in Reykjavik- crazy exchange rate!- but posted our lists to Santa: he should get them nice & early! Saga past times!
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Persuaded the mater to have one good meal there, then, as true tourists, we did Thingvellir, Geysir, the Gullfloss waterfalls and the Hot Springs,

 

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where thay cooked us a barley loaf in the hot earth -yummy, though the pater preferred the butter! Were allowed to share the solitary portion of fish & chips
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making up for it once aboard the Silver Wind at noon the next day! A delicious lunch before getting to know our butler, Marcial.

 

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& our State Room, 706. Later reunited with Almario

 

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Next day on to Isafjiord , a long walk, a swim - well heated pool - and the 1st of many yummy afternoon teas. Made friends with waiters, maitre d' & chef,
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& dined with Joy, the suites director, & 3 from the US. Enjoyed our state room and balcony

 

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& met Aidan, the guitarist. Explored Akureyri & Seydisfjiord; home of puffins, but these scarce!, so made do with this seat & looking at their photos!

We then sailed south to the Faroe Islands,

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Dawn pancakes at Gjovj, a charming Faroese coastal village,
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views poor due to fog, but their Torshavn based Vikings were awesome

and then to the Shetland Islands, where we drove to the prehistoric site of Jarlshof

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Made friends with the Shetland ponies, explored the site, and left with Vikongo, somewhat in awe!

On to the Orkneys, Skara Brae, a neolithic settlement, & the Ring of Brodgar, standing stones even older than Stone Henge!

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Then to Aberdeen

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A rushed outing to Balmoral, hoping to meet the Queen, but had to settle for a photo of her!
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But the grounds were great, had a quick spin round the ballroom, and on our return to the ship

 

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My, an 'oh so proud,' Somerville!

 

Then onto Edinburgh, where we toured the Britannia and met Robert & Rosamund

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Play time in the Ocean Terminal, where Britannia is berthed in Leith, so close to our ship! Reckon her Majesty was keener on corgis than on teds,
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but she had a few friendly ones for sale in her shop! Then Fish & Chips with the pater's schoolfriend & Best Man, Robert, plus wife Rosamund

And finally down to London

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And, to make up for the piper, an 'oh so proud' Pembroke

 

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An early start to see the Thames Barrier & go under Tower Bridge, specially opened just for us! Aunts, uncles & Stephen joined us for lunch,
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Tim & Wendy for dinner. And we will miss all those yummy Terrazza lunches - will just have to wait for the Silver Discovery in December

 

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Silver Wind & the Shard - snapped by Tim

 

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Cattle class back to Moraira

 

Boyzz Life in 2018.