Sunday, 21 February 2016
21.02.2016 - 21.02.2016
The sea conditions have improved some more in the past 24 hours and the temperature was low enough to justify a jacket. The rising sun was interesting as it played amongst the clouds and rain squalls on the horizon. The forward deck was open for the first time in almost a week but with the full force of the wind it was difficult stay steady.
Joined Jenny for breakfast after which she attended the Interdenominational Sunday Worship Service conducted by the Captain in the Theatre. I left the cabin in the hands of Romulo and sat in the International Café until Jenny joined me. Jenny has had a rough night so tried to catch up on some lost sleep while I attended Lynn's talk on the evolution of English as words were added from the Australian and New Zeeland colonies. She also lightly touched on the variations spoken in India, the Caribbean and parts of Africa.
On the way back to the cabin I snapped some images of the art work on display in the Wheelhouse Bar for today's Art Auction. Each time there's an auction, the furniture is rearranged and hundreds of art works are brought out of storage and put on display. At the end of the auction the majority are returned to their storage and the bar area is reconfigured.
The Terrace Grill on Deck 14 was the venue for today's culinary special, the Aussie Style Fish and Meat BBQ. It looked like it was very popular as an hour after it started there was still a long queue of people lined up for the many variations of salad and cooked meat. I've no idea what meat was available from the many covered serving dishes. My previous experience is that the meat is stewed and overcooked within 15 minutes of being placed out for service.
The Movie of the Day "Southpaw" has been on before so after lunch I spent a while in the cabin with the intention of meeting up with other Military in the Wheelhouse Bar at 14:45. I'm sure you can figure out what happened - yes !! I slept through it and woke at 15:30, well after the daily "Happy Hour" was in full swing.
Formal Night tonight so will need some extra time to get the body and clothes into some form of respectable shape. Lovely dinner again with many normally absent diners deciding to turn out for the lobster tails. Managed to get some snaps of Conrad and Rene our waiters. Posed for a formal photo with no real intent to buy one, but we may be convinced.
Tonight's entertainment was the Production Show "Sweet Soul Music" lots of high energy dancing. As a surprise ending, Mark the Cruise Director. welcomed to the stage representatives from every department. They received a richly deserved thunderous ovation. Great end to a fabulous evening.
I've created a simple collage of the Art Work in the Wheelhouse Bar, if you have time you can view it by following this link to the image for Today
Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony