Tuesday, 26 January 2016
26.01.2016 - 26.01.2016
The sky is overcast, we sail on a moderate sea and there's a stiff breeze across the deck which made walking difficult. I completed a few laps on the open deck then decided to complete my exercise by walking the corridors of Deck 10 and Deck 11. Joined Jenny in the cabin before having breakfast in the Horizon Court.
Spent some time watching the tennis and reading my Kindle before heading for the Theatre to listen to Lyn Hurry talk about the practise of 'Black Birding' which brought Indentured labourers from the Pacific Islands to Queensland. A practise not much different to the trading in slaves that continues in parts of the world to this day.
Decided to have a pizza in "Verdi's Pizzeria" on Deck 8. There is nothing wrong with the pizzas but that is all they have, No coffee, no fruit, no side dishes and just water. Wine can be obtained but the waiter has to go down to the bar on Deck 5. Another underutilised area of the ship but a quiet retreat to read in reasonable comfort.
Off to the Theatre for today's movie starring Russell Crowe and Olga Kurylenko in "The Water Diviner" a film we've seen before but well worth seeing again.
Decided to skip dinner in the dining room and went to the early show in the Theatre instead. Excellent choice, we spent 30 minutes or so watching people stream in, by show time the room was packed. Danny Elliot surpassed his previous show. Tonight he added the didgeridoo, the bag pipes and a fiddle to his repertoire of instruments. He paid homage to Australia day and was thoroughly entertaining throughout the one hour show.
The queue of people waiting to get in surpassed last night's, all the way back to the stairwell. After that fabulous show we went up to the almost deserted Horizon Court for a quick dinner.
We managed to avoid the outlandish Aussie events but noticed lots of people decked out in a range of obviously Australian attire. Just as well there were only very few other nationals, they would have wondered which planet they had landed on.
Clock goes back by an hour overnight as we've been sailing a generally South Westerly course.
Australia Day was celebrated with a display cake in the Horizon Court, 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