|Couldn't resist this!|
So here we are in Salamanca. I really enjoyed the day and overnight cruise from Portsmouth to Santander. Our cabin was lovely and there was a bowl of fruit and macaroons for us. As soon as we set sail we opened the sparkling blanc de blanc and had drunk the contents of the whole bottle by the time we passed the Isle of Wight. We were having a fine time.
The Bay of Biscay was a pussy cat, hardly any waves at all. Alas, Paul does not like cats and by dinner time he was looking decidedly green around the gills. So I missed out on my fine dining experience and spent the evening in the cabin watching television and munching my way through the fruit bowl and macaroons while Paul suffered in silence.
This morning he was fine again, breakfast was served in our cabin and we were feeling very pleased with ourselves. We docked at midday and were soon on the road heading for Salamanca. We drove through some splendid countryside in Northern Spain; it was very mountainous before flattening out as we headed south.
Our hotel is an old convent situated in the shadows of the Cathedral. We are just off for dinner and tomorrow we will explore the city. Oh, by the way, it’s warm and sunny!
|view from our hotel window|