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Cruise Day Thirty Nine - 24th Day @ Sea

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Overnight we've sailed into some wet and stormy weather. It was too wet and windy to spend much time on deck. I ran the risk of drowning the camera but didn't achieve any spectacular images for my trouble. Took some internal shots before there were people up and about.

Had our breakfast and with Romulo's help managed to scrape a collection of mud from the shoes I wore yesterday. While there are lots of activities there was only Lyn's talk that interests me. Here are some of this morning's offerings:
07:00 Long & Lean Stretch Class in the Aerobics Studio
08:00 Morning Tai Chi in the Aerobics Studio
08:00 Mahjong & Board Games Players in the Library
08:30 Bible Study in the Shooting Stars night club
09:00 Zumba in the Vista Lounge
09:00 500, Whist and Other players in the Dining Room
09:15 Holy Rosary in the Shooting Stars night club
09:15 Knitters & Natters in the Dining Room
09:30 Beginners Bridge Play in the Dining Room
09:30 Free Massage Tasters in the Lotus Spa
10:30 Morning Trivia in the Vista Lounge
10:30 Arts & Crafts in the Dining Room
10:30 Acupuncture Clinic in the Lotus Spa
11:00 Lyn Hurry Lecture in the Princess Theatre
11:15 Carpet Bowls in the Casino
11:15 Bingo in the Vista Lounge
11:30 Pop Choir Rehearsal in the Shooting Stars night club

All that before lunch and twice as many from lunch to dinner. I may include the afternoon list in a future entry. Only six more days at sea to go. Attended Lyn's talk on the development of a global language with English as the dominant language for diplomacy, commerce and technology. I was surprised to learn that there are about 500,000 English words but only 100,000 French ones.

After a quick lunch I joined Jenny in the Theatre for the Movie of the Day, an old B&W classic "Going My Way" staring Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald. I was vaguely familiar with some of the songs but had not previously seen the movie. A wonderful 'feel good' story that had most of us reaching for the tissues.

Spent an hour or two composing this blog and making the best of the limited number of images for today. Off to the dining room for a three course dinner that my body could well do without. The chowder was hot and satisfying, the pork belly delicious and the torte was rich and almost decadent. Now all we need is for tonight's entertainment to better than average to make this a satisfying if not memorable day.

Went to the Vista Lounge to see the "Bionic Comic", no idea where that title came from. Mike Harris was typical of the breed, a loud red jacket, a fat gut, a pommy voice and some very stale jokes. To give him credit, he recognised that this late in the cruise most of the jokes would already have been told, sadly he wasn't wrong.

Clocks go forward another hour as we continue to sail generally in an Easterly direction. Strong winds and increasing swell are in the weather forecast, could be an interesting night ahead.

For today I've created a simple collage of some images of the ship's interior, 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

Posted by greynomadm 09:07 Archived in Australia

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