Friday, 22 January 2016
22.01.2016 - 22.01.2016
Dead calm sea, barely moving, just 12 knots and 28 °C. Not the most invigorating conditions for my morning laps around the deck. Add the continued haze to block the sunrise and it is almost depressing. The battle of the sun against the smog made for some interesting if muted displays.
Finished another book on the Kindle. We haven't really read a lot despite the many sea days. Between the lecture and the movie each day there's three hours accounted for. Add the meals and time for the evening show and we're up to seven hours. Then there's time to walk from one place to another and there's hardly time to write this drivel and sort through any images captured during my morning laps. I think the day is fully accounted for.
This morning's talk by Lyn Hurry was on the subject of pirates, buccaneers and privateers. Many were hanged but some became rich and died in comfort. A quick lunch in the Horizon Court and we headed back down to the Theatre for the Movie of the Day. I must correct something I wrote in yesterday's blog, last night's movie was "The Martian" not Mars. Today's matinée was Shakespeare in Love, a lively tale based on and featuring the play Romeo and Juliette by the man himself. In the movie he plays the part of Romeo and dashes off parts of the play as it is being rehearsed.
The ship continues it's docile way across the Lakshadweep Sea which borders India, Maldives, Sri Lanka and the west of Kerala. This voyage is truly one of discovery for us as we've been unaware of many of these regions of the Indian Ocean.
After an enjoyable meal in the dining room we gathered in the Theatre to create a full house for the Tom Jones Experience featuring Jacques Renay who made a reasonable fist of a number of the signature Tom Jones songs.
Tonight we wind the clock back another 30 minutes as we adjust to local time in the Maldives. I've used an image of the sun in the smog, 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