Saturday/ arrival in London & Southampton

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Approaching London.
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On the bus to Southampton.
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We just stepped off the the 747-400 at Heathrow airport’s Terminal 5.
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Here’s the view from the top deck of the Princess Caribbean, with the port of Southampton receding behind us as we depart.
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Bon Voyage! My departure picture. It’s bright and sunny on the aft deck of the ship!

Our Boeing 747-400 with the Union Jack on the tail was just a little late departing Seattle at 7 pm Saturday night.  Some 8 1/2 hours later, we had to circle a few times around London Heathrow airport, since a plane ran off the runway, the pilot said.  Princess Cruises met us at arrivals but made us wait a bit before they put us on the bus to Southampton.  Ours was actually the last bus they put on for arriving passengers, and by the time we got to the cruise ship, there was no line of embarking passengers left at all.  I think our party of 6 from the Seattle flight were the very last to board!  So by now it was Saturday afternoon at 5 pm in Southampton, and it was a nice sunny summery day on the south coast of England.  Promptly after 5 we set sail for the first stop, at Guernsey, officially the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

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