After being awake for 36 or so hours other than a short sleep on the flight and in the lounge it was great to get some good sleep. Keith is known to wake up early and he woke up 10 minutes before the alarm was set to go off at 5:50 am. Then again that would be 10:50 pm if we were at home. LOL.
We enjoyed breakfast from room service. We asked for coffee, bananas and cereal but this is France where croissants, pastries and rolls/bread are part of breakfast and they brought those along with some mango.
After breakfast and freshening up Keith went out on a walk by himself to explore the area near the Hotel. Eventually, he made his way to the promenade area by the water. On the side with the water people out walking and jogging and lots of boats and on the other side of the street lots of cafes.
Weather is nice. We were told only a few weeks ago it was triple digit (Fahrenheit) whereas it's been low to mid 80's of late.
After Keith returned to the hotel and Anne Marie freshened herself we both went out on a long walk of a couple of hours. The weather was delightful. We visited a church and took in all that was around us.
We had a lovely lunch at a restaurant recommended by the concierge which feature fish. It was terrific. The waiter was exceptional. We learned he is from Ukraine. His mother moved to France many years ago. The waiter brought over his younger sister after the war broke out. He said the people of Ukraine are strong people and was very appreciative to all the United States and the rest of Nato is doing. He speaks English, French, Ukrainian, Russian and Polish. We even discussed various words. Growing up Keith's Mom would call a suitcase a valise and Keith used that word for several years. At the end of the meal do you ask for the bill or the cheque. It is always interesting the words we all use.
We would have gladly returned tomorrow but they are closed as we know many places in France are on Sundays.
As this is also the pre-cruise hotel for Crystal they will have representatives at the hotel and a Crystal sign is in the lobby which is a nice reminder that Crystal is back.
Will post more tomorrow.
Anne Marie & Keith
Keith & Anne Marie love traveling by cruise ship and have sailed the equivalent of several years traveling the world.
St Peter Port