Today was a bit gray and rainy but a wonderful day nonetheless…. Today was Robert & Bronwyn’s 23rd wedding anniversary so it was ice to share that with them. We headed out and met Alex around 9:00 and went first to the St. Augustin church, one of the Philippines oldest and a World Heritage Site. It was indeed a lovely and very historical church. We spent a good hour there, nice visit…. Next up was the Manila Cathedral…. Another fabulous church, perhaps not a stunning as St. Augustin but a beautiful Cathedral. We got off our church theme and went next to Fort Santiago. Despite the continuous rain we had a nice tour of the fort and caught some sights across the river… There was a definitely an impoverished area across the water…. We then we to lunch in Chinatown at a very nice Chinese Restaurant. I had one of the best Chinese meals ever… just wonderful! After lunch we visited the Chinese Cemetery which is a sight to behold. Some of the mausoleums were like small houses… The traffic was pretty horrendous so we called it a day and headed back to the ship. The sail away was a very emotional one with the Filipino crew saying goodbye to their family and friends Tonight I, along with Allan, Sandra, Ed & Becky, had cocktails and dinner with Robert & Bronwyn to celebrate their anniversary. It was a fabulous evening…. Congratulations to Robert & Bronwyn!!