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Friday November 13 – Toulon France

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I can’t believe it I am awake at 6 am!Now I did go to bed early but really 6 am!But the perk of being up at this hour is I get to see an amazing sunrise.I can see lights in the distance which must be the port of Toulon.
After about an hour of reading I am back asleep and don’t even hear Bernie wake up and head upstairs for breakfast.  I do hear them announce that we are docked and we are clear to go ashore but now I am just sleeping thru it and it is part of my dreams most mornings.
I wake around 10 am and we dress and head ashore.  Now you should be aware we don’t actually dock in Toulon we dock in La Seyne-sur-Mer which is the town over from Toulon.




It is a nice pier with a tourist information where you can pick up a map and get information about the port. 
The ship is offering a water bus shuttle for $10 US each that will be automatically charged to your account for transfer between Seyne-sur-Mer and Toulon main pier. 




But again thanks to my friends on my facebook page I know that the…

Thursday November 12, 2015 – Livorno for Florence, Italy

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This is our second time here this cruise.The last time we travelled to Pisa on the train, you can read more about it here.
Today our alarm is set for 6 am and we have arranged for breakfast for between 6:30 and 7:00.  But there is a knock at the door at 6 am and he apologizes that he is so early.  I swear they have some kind of roulette in the bell box with the room service orders.  Okay let’s take this one a half hour early, let’s take this one ten minutes early, oh and this one ten minutes past their time.  Either way we are up and I start to get ready while Bernie eats his breakfast.  Then I eat while he gets ready.
We are heading out with six others (total of eight) for transportation to Florence.  I booked it quite a while ago with Tau Touring www.tautouring.it   they were very helpful with providing information quickly and efficiently.  
Our driver Gaetano was there with our name and he takes us to the Mercedes van for a very comfortable ride to Florence.
The ride is about 1.5 hours…