The long long wall.
As we secured Arcadia alongside her berth in Xingang, the new port as it translates for Beijing, the sun was beginning to rise and take the chill from the air. Warm clothes would be the order of the day, at least for the first part. Our passengers were ready to leave the ship early and board the 46 coaches that had been reserved for them.
Mrs Fleckney who we all saw earlier on the ‘blog’ was in fine spirits as she headed back down the steps and a well deserved rest. What a day we all enjoyed and I understand those passengers who went to the Summer Palace and the Forbidden City also had equally enthralling experiences, ones that we can look back on now and in time will reflect on as we tell our families, friends and colleagues. Wow!