St. Peter Port, UK

Well, what do you do when the first cruise ship stop is a small, unassuming port whose major attraction is the house where Victor Hugo lived after being exiled from France. Well, you plan to go into port, tour the house, take some photos of the old fort and town, and have a great time.

Well, some plans work better than others. Victor Hugo’s house is closed one day per week, and it would be the day we were there. The weather was cold and rainy and windy. I brought the wrong lens for most of the shots I really wanted.

So what do you do? Well, we found the house, posed for a picture, enjoyed walking the town until we found a fun coffee house, snapped a few more photos, then hustled back to the ship for a warm room and a great dinner. Because on a cruise, a bad weather port day is still better than a good day at work.