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... on board has been a little different. Fortunately his regular hairdresser is present 24 hours a day. It is with much trepidation that I cut his hair in our cabin bathroom on a swaying cruise ship. He then blocked the loo trying to clean the cut hair from the floor and flush it away.
After lunch Jayne and I went off on the excursion ( Fiona and Dave decided not to bother). We boarded the small tender and were taken to a cave. It was basically a huge hole in the side of one of the islands with a couple of stalagmites and stalactites. It was not at all impressive. Next we were taken to a small floating fishing village. We were split into groups of 4 and got into a small rowing boat to ...
Ahh! A tourists dream - Ha Long Bay!
It was exactly that though.. Incredibly touristy, as I knew it would be.
Though I knew I needed to lower my expectations on this one.. As I had such high hope for it, I knew I would disappoint myself.
It was defiantly beautiful.. Though tourism is ruining it, as it does so many things. The water seemed to be soiled and full of hundreds of tourism boats.
We start with a three hour bus journey ...
... I could hear people jumping into the water, so decided to investigate. It was a lot cloudier that morning, almost to a point where it reminded me of Dewent Water or Lake Windermere. When Ewan McGregor was doing his Long Way Round/ Down show (can't remember which show) he said that everywhere he went reminded him of Scotland some how. It was only that morning that I realised why he thought that.
After breakfast (brea, jam and eggs ... again), ...
... into every conceivable item of jewellery known to man.We have only 5 more kilometers to go before we arrive at the quayside and a short wait to board Auco 2 a lovely white 3 storey cruise ship with about 36 cabins. We are drummed aboard with much aplomb and the cheery crew line the gangplank to welcome us with a smiley Sin jow!We have to gather in the dining room in 10 minutes (noon) and have a safety talk before tucking into a ”light" 5 course lunch. We sit ...