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BORDEAUX, FRANCE I

Oh, what a beautiful city

sunny 65 °F
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The Silver Whisper docked at Le Verdon on the Atlantic Coast. Some of us took a bus to Bordeaux, while the ship sailed up the Garonne River. Our bus route wound through the beautiful vineyards of the Medoc where we stopped at Chateau Margaux and then went into the center of this magnificent city. There we bought CD's to thank the ship's resident pianist who has played faithfully for our worship, had lunch, visited the Cathedral (it was open!), went to a fine bookstore, and then sat for a while in the XVIIth century Église Notre-Dame and watched a spot of sunlight travel through the nave from an oculus above.

In the city, we walked on pedestrian street after pedestrian street. Since silent trams whisk folks to their destinations, cars can be shunted outside the city center, leaving beautiful vistas and easy walking. About six o'clock, we walked our way back to the ship, now berthed in the center of town, so exploring the city will be very easy. See the photos below taken from the ship's deck.large_27722090-76e5-11e9-b091-eba206875f65.jpglarge_ac106f10-76e4-11e9-bf03-8f7d38f48e54.jpglarge_451e9010-76e5-11e9-b091-eba206875f65.jpglarge_4addd0b0-76e5-11e9-b091-eba206875f65.jpglarge_24108af0-7725-11e9-8877-6f94025f0798.jpg2d3a2a40-7726-11e9-89ba-7f5faa110275.jpglarge_1e5f2d00-7725-11e9-8877-6f94025f0798.jpglarge_dc7df100-7724-11e9-8877-6f94025f0798.jpg

Posted by HopeEakins 08:30 Archived in France

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It must be chilly. In one day, Bill has appeared in a fashion show of three different sweaters/jackets! The yellow is my favorite.

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