Cruising the Yangtze – Day One

Our first day out on the Yangtze was a cloudy, cool day but with lots to see and do.  We awoke to a beautiful buffet breakfast.  The food was well presented with lots of choice.  Giselle and I toured the ship and marveled at the many cities we passed and bridges we went under.

Our first stop of the day was to visit the famous Red Pagoda known as Shibaozhai.  It is a beautiful structure located on a bluff overlooking the river just downstream from Chongqing.  We spent the afternoon exploring it before returning to the ship.

We had to “walk the gauntlet” of tourist shops on the way back to the ship.  It was kind of funny to see one of the most popular T-shirts for sale…