Inside la Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

The ornate outer facade of la Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, erected in 1876

All were onboard the recently refurbished Fred Olsen cruise ship, the Black Watch on Wednesday 6th October 2017. It set sail from the port of Rosyth in Edinburgh at 5:30pm and headed south down the North Sea en route to the River Seine and the city of Rouen.

The monument to Jeanne d’Arc in Rouen

The one-handed clock in Rouen.

Corinne’s concerts were scheduled for the last two sea days on the return journey to Rosyth so she was able to make the most of the visits to the ports of Rouen on the River Seine, St. Peter Port in Guernsey, La Pallice for La Rochelle and Lorient.

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen was definitely  a highlight as was the monument to Jeanne d’Arc with the beautiful, elegant cross that marked the place of the stake

The cross marking the spot of the stake

Looking down the aisle in the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

Once again the audiences in the Neptune Theatre were treated to multi-instrumental performances of music in an array of styles played on piano, oboe, cor anglais, soprano and tenor saxophones.

The weather was pleasantly warm with an unusually calm Bay of Biscay on the way home. The Black Watch arrived in Rosyth at 6:30am on Saturday 14th October and all was well!