Monday, August 04, 2008

Russian River Cruise - Day 12 - May 23






After lunch we took the buses to catch our optional canal cruise. This could have been marvelous, but instead was awful. The boat was shabby, dirty and rattling. The people sat up top deck, on what appeared to be lawn chairs, crammed together like sardines. We were about the last on and we went into the bottom deck. The girl who was giving the talk sat about 3 feet from us and I could not really hear her for the rattling and noise of the engine. Before we cast off our moorings at least one couple left this grand canal cruise ship. So here are a few of my shabby photos from the shappy canal cruise. Too many reflections from the dirty window for anything to be very good.

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Maggie said...

Do not click on any of the names commenting on this post. Looks like spam to me. I really should have rejected comments from 'names' like all of the names on these comments.

Why is it that anything good developed in our world has always got to turned into crap? Why is it that we, as a species, cannot develop ourselves beyond selfishness, greed and stupidity.

KenA said...

You have some wonderful photos here, Maggie. I love your tale of canal boat woe; it must have been disheartening for high expectations. Anyway, I think you have some wonderful photos, and as a matter of fact, I haven't seen a bad one yet!

You are correct about the "come-on" comments. I get one occasionally.

Monica said...

I've never been to Russia or Italy but those photos sure remind me of Italy... I didn't realize how similar the two countries are!

Maggie said...

Thank you Ken. I appreciate all your kindness.

I have been on canal cruises, or little extra cruises in or around the City, and this one has got to be so far below par that I really thought about asking for my money back from the booking company of our cruise, Uniworld.