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See inside my Danube River Cruise Sketchbook


A quick look at some of my sketching while on vacation last week. It was hot and I ate too much food and got a little lazy towards the end of the trip!

We were onboard the AMA Waterways AMASERENA – a beautiful boat. The service was second to none and we had a wonderful time.




Been on holiday!

I’ve been on holiday for the past week, with my lovely wife and some old friends (known them a long time – they’re not pensioners!)

We’ve been on a cruise! Never done that before and not sure what I think about it yet. I got so woozy from the rocking of the ship, I had to see the doctor to get some pills. It was the calmest sea voyage you can imagine, so I don’t know what I’d be like in a storm!

We left Southampton on the P&O Ventura, which is like Las Vegas on water! It’s huge and glitzy and very comfortable and the staff were all incredibly kind and helpful. Our room was terrific and we had our own balcony to watch all the comings and goings in port.

We visited le Havre and Saint Rochelle in France and Bibao and La Coruna in Spain. I’ll mention aboout Our shore trips later, when I’ve had time to draw breath. A week away and everything has piled up around me, so I’d better get to work!