Monday, October 15, 2012

Can You Hear It? The Sound of Waves – A Day At Sea

After four days in ports I am in desperate need of some sea days and pure relaxation.

The clocks go forward an hour but for some stupid reason I am awake at 6 am, what is really 5 am, what the heck is with that!

But we relax for a bit and then dress and head down to the International Café for a coffee and some reading before heading for breakfast.  Surprisingly there are quite a few people up and about at this hour.

The seas are moderate and we can definitely feel the movement, more so than the trip to Hawaii but still very reasonable and it is not affecting us much.

We head back to the Piazza after breakfast and sit and chat with Mark Harris the Naturalist on board – his stories are very interesting and we arrange to meet him for dinner tonight and will attend his lecture later on.

Sudoku is back at 9:45 and it is a harder one and I am doing fine but I have to go to the bathroom so bad and I can’t concentrate as there is a huge number of people in the atrium.  I soon figure out that it is people (mainly women) lining up for a ticket to participate in the Flower Lei Making Workshop.  There must be at least 150 people getting tickets.  This is distracting me and after 15 minutes doing the Sudoku I give up and head straight to the nearest washroom. 

As much as I would like to make a Lei, there is no way I am going to line up for a number, especially considering they won’t last long and we can’t take it off the ship either.

They have Zumba at Sea (apparently one of the passengers is certified and they have gotten the okay for them to do it) but since I can’t do it because of my shoulder I will pass.

Bingo is up to $2,000 and there are a lot of people doing it, but I will pass.  I want to attend Mark Harris’ lecture on Whales.  Both of us attend and it is interesting and I do learn a few things, especially about sperm whales.  Mark is funny and I am enjoying his lectures.

Bernie is tired and heads back to the cabin for a nap and I head to the Vista lounge for the Photography@Sea class, and even though I have taken in this lecture before there is a lot to learn here and I take in some more details on picture taking. 

Laundry came back today and we are missing a pair of socks, what is funny is we have another pair that is one of mine and one of Bernies, so the pair missing is one of mine and one of Bernies, size medium and size large of the same brand... wonder if we will ever see it again? 

I feel like sitting in the sun even though the wind is blowing and watch some of the bar wars happening.  I grab a slice of pizza but after eating the slice and reading for maybe five minutes I rub my eyes and oh MY!  Note to self don’t rub your eyes if your fingers may have come into contact with chili peppers.  I have to head back to the cabin and rinse my eye for like five minutes, silly me!

Time for the gym, surprisingly it is busy but I get on the elliptical for a half hour then the treadmill for 20 minutes and then do my shoulder strengthening exercises. 

I am back in the cabin and I spend a good hour on the balcony reading and enjoying the sound of the waves.  I could so spend my life at sea, it is where I belong.

Tonight is the Captain Circle Party, there are two parties one at 5 and one at 7.  These parties will be only for Platinum and Elite members as the Gold Members had their own party early on.

Dinner tonight will be back in Portifino and Douw has promised us a wonderful meal, can’t wait.  Mark Harris the lecturer is suppose to join us.  After dinner we will be heading to Explorer’s for Celebrity Liar’s Club for which Pipa and Peter are to participate in along with Emilio and the Crew Doctor David. 

Thanks for following along.


  1. I can't wait to read about the Captain's Circle party and any changes that have been made. I am also curious about the numbers. Do you know if the change with Gold Members is fleet wide?

  2. yes the change is suppose to be fleet wide. I did review the gold captain circle party a few days ago if you wish to read it.