The first cruise ship of the season arrived today, bringing 600 passengers (mostly British, it seems) and 400 crew members. That just about doubles the population, at least for the day.
When we had gotten through the town and were on the outskirts, it was very quiet and we didn't see anyone. I did pause to enjoy the rhododendrons, which are opening and looking quite spectacular.
The ship will be leaving at 5 this evening. The next one is Italian and won't be here until 1 June. That one will be here for two days and one night and holds even more people. The new cruise ship season has begun.