Day 38 – Tuesday February 21, 2017
Well… here we are in Zingang, the port city for Beijing. We arrived a day early, really half a day early (since we missed Jeju). We docked approximately 7:00 PM but we have a curfew until we can appear before immigration in the morning, so we are confined to the ship. We attended an excellent performance of the Amsterdam singers and dancers this evening and our cruise director mentioned that it was snowing. I went astern on deck 8 after the show and took the following photos. This was about an hour ago, and the snow is still coming down hard. The current temperature is 28 degrees and the predicted high tomorrow is 32 so it isn’t going anywhere folks.
The terminal building
Taken with a flash to show the snow fall.
Snow covered stern Lido deck.
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
We have an overnight trip to Beijing planned for tomorrow. Two full days visiting the Great Wall at Mutianyu, the Changling Mausoleum, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven among other sites. We are to overnight at the Four Seasons Beijing. I certainly hope we haven’t come half way around the world for one of our bucket list items to be thwarted by snow…
Wan an (Mandarin for Good Night)