Saturday, 20 February 2016
20.02.2016 - 20.02.2016
The swell has eased and the wind across the deck is tolerable so I managed to put in a few laps on the open deck. The temperature has dropped and a jacket was a wise choice. The ship is heading directly towards the rising sun and the front of the ship is closed because of the strong winds.
A breakfast followed by a brief stay in the International Café. We try to vacate the cabin to allow Romulo to do his duties. We've tried to convince him that the room is tidy enough and just replace the towels but he won't allow that. I guess his supervisor could drop in and inspect the cabin and he'd be blamed for anything that wasn't perfect. After a cup and a sweet roll Jenny returned to the cabin and I went off to listen to Lynn's. Her topic today is the development of American English, the leading players like Webster and the contributions from the black population to the language, literature and music.
Had my one-bowl lunch again. I'm getting hooked on that tasty soup and will need to see if I can create it back home. Some of the ingredients will be no problem but I'll have to research a recipe for the broth.
Today's Movie of the Day is one we've seen so Jenny will try to find something from the selections on the TV. Being able to call up movies and recorded events on demand is a vast improvement on the old system when individual movies were shown at specific time during the day and night. Scrolling through the On Screen menu is a bit tedious but the ability to pause the show is a handy and positive feature.
I thought an event in the Atrium at 14:15 promised a chance to capture some useful images. Based on similar events in the past I knew it would be difficult to gain a vantage point so I staked out my spot from 13:45. The performance by the "Syncopated Ukulele Orchestra" fully justified the hundreds of fellow passengers who crowded all levels of the venue. There were over 40 players who played and sang through a number of typical ukulele friendly songs. It was worth the wait and I managed to snap some acceptable images.
Managed a short nap before dinner in the dining room. As happens from time to time there were 2 or 3 items that I'd have liked to try. I ordered fish and just before I finished it Rene came up beside me and made some comment about the lamb rack, would I like to try ?? I shouldn't but did. Both meals delicious and I'll have to seriously diet when I get off the ship.
Tonight's show was an encore performance by Patrick Roberts. This time we snagged a seat in the Theatre and there was a definite sparkle that was missing the other night from the simulcast in the Vista Lounge. Fabulous show and well deserved ovation.
I've selected an image of the Ukulele Concert for today, 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