Friday, 29 January 2016
29.01.2016 - 29.01.2016
Overcast sky, occasional showers and some ship movement created a daunting prospect for walking on Deck 14. Decided to get my exercise walking back and forth in the long corridors of Decks 10 and 11. Managed to achieve over 5,000 steps on the FitBit before joining Jenny for breakfast in the Horizon Court.
Flopped onto the bed to take advantage of the gently rocking ship, woke up almost three hours later !!
Managed to turn up for Lyn Furry's talk on all things nautical from sea shanties, familiar expressions and the meaning and derivation of words and phrases. The sailing history has left a rich legacy in the English language.
Simple lunch from the International Café on Deck 5, readily accessible and limited portion size. I've notice that my belt has shrunk a bit, I'm not admitting the alternative reason. 8-)
Went to the Theatre to watch the Movie of the Day. They've dipped deep into the past and dragged out "On the Waterfront" starring Marlon Brando and Karl Malden released in 1954. Despite the black and white film and some of the over-dramatic music it was worth watching even though the plot and conclusion was almost transparent from the start.
Dinner in the dining room was good and without the usual sense of urgency, tonight's show is not on until 20:00. We went to the Vista Lounge on Deck 7 Aft to watch Mickey Finn. This was the same act we'd decided to skip last night. The 'crowd' in the Lounge was sparse and even tolerant Jenny didn't last past 15 minutes into the show. I followed her out some 5 minutes later.
The clocks go back another hour tonight. The end of a rather uneventful day.
The day has been devoid of photographic opportunities and I've resorted to a collage of the shopping area on Deck 6, 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