Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Travel Day

Day 9 - Lyon - Paris
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Travel Day
Today we bid farewell to the lovey staff of the Viking Heimdal and have settled in on the Viking Rinda.  We were pleasantly surprised to discover that instead of taking a 6 hour bus ride we were taking the high speed train to Paris which covers the same distance in 2 hours. 

 It was a very pleasant journey and we were met by Viking reps at the train station.  The bus ride to the ship was about an hour and we had our first glimpses of the sights of Paris; Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and lots of traffic.  

The ship is docked in Le Pecq so it is not as convenient as Lyon where we could just get off the ship and walk into the city.The water on the Seine river is still very high and filled with a lot of floating debris. The captain made an announcement at lunch that because the water is expected to rise later today we are setting sail tonight instead of tomorrow night.  I’m not sure where we are going or how it will impact the plans for tomorrow but I’m sure we will get to see Paris sometime. 
We have certainly enjoyed the first half of our trip and if the next 7 days are as good we will be very happy travelers.

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