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... out, the morning was 48 degrees, and even feeling the cold air pouring off our window was more than I wanted to do. Of course, for Christine and Campbell, it was just an average winter day. I’m hoping they all had a good time.
We took advantage of the free time to tear apart the cabin looking for our unused lost coffee card, doing the laundry, going to the gym, replenishing my books. I wanted to imbue myself with the ports of call, so ...
... falling apart, totally uncared for and miserable looking. One of the excursions went to Bucharest but it was a 12 hour bus journey and we couldn't bring ourselves to sign up to that. We'd love to see Bucharest but the distance and time put us off. This country is struggling to come out of it's communist past but they have a long way to go. It is the largest port on the Black Sea ...
... and artefacts all over the place! Old Roman wall and remains of old port facilities complete with mosaic pavement. A visit to the city Orthodox Cathedral followed. Much smaller than others we have see but beautiful. Our guide is the daughter of a priest and she talked about how the church was used as a weapon against the people during the communist regime - ...
... called Ovid Square with a statue of Ovid, Ovid was banished here in 8 AD by the Romans for some unsavory poetry that he wrote.
The Greeks founded a fishing village here 2500 years ago called Tomis. It was captured by the Romans in 29 BC. We went to see the largest mosaic in the world which was in a market on the trading floor. Where prices were negotiated for goods that were coming into and going out ...
... it could be. A seafood lunch is included, but because of my dislike of fish, I was lucky enough to get a cold cut platter instead. Rox braves it; when they set down her lunch of pickled herring, pike and salmon roe, I had to move a few tables over. I swear she was sweating seafood from her pores (sorry seafood lovers!) I could barely take the 2hr return trip - I love her anyway! Tomorrow is an "at sea" day and then our next stop is Batumi, ...