Wednesday, 3 February 2016
03.02.2016 - 03.02.2016
There was a significant swell this morning and the temperature was down and the wind stronger. While doing my laps on Deck14 I took time out to watch the antics of what I think is an albatross. The bird glided effortlessly low over the waves, it would turn and climb all without moving a feather. When travelling in line with the ship it actually travelled faster than the ship. The sky held hints of a possible storm and when the sun started to light up the sky there were some interesting colours.
Joined Jenny in the cabin and prepared the laundry bag for the last time until after Cape Town. Had our usual breakfast in the Horizon Court and then sat outside the Future Cruises Office. We've decided to lash out and book a cruise for June 2017. We've booked an 18 Day round trip Dover England on the Pacific Princess visiting many Norwegian ports with names I can't pronounce, many of them inside the Arctic Circle. It will require a lengthy flight both before and after the cruise.
Went to the $15 sale where Jenny found a scarf she liked, with our Elite Discount it cost a mere $13.50. Attended Lyn Hurry's talk about the famous fictional characters created in the literature of the past 100 years. Many of these characters are from children's books and even comic books. Her list of top 100 characters was based on an American survey.
A simple lunch and we return to the Theatre for another movie. Today's offering is "The Hurt Locker", a frightening view of the work carried out by EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) specialist in Iraq dealing mainly with command detonated bombs. Most of their work carried out under threat of sniper fire from surrounding buildings. The film may have been somewhat dramatised but the stress and pressure was quite authentic.
Lovely dinner in the dining room where we decided to skip the entertainment in the Theatre. We returned to the cabin and watched a movie on the TV. Based on true events "The Bridge Of Spies" starring Tom Hanks tells the story of the negotiations that resulted in the exchange of the U2 pilot who was shot down and captured by the Russians. An intriguing tale with lots of twists and turns. Cape Town tomorrow for a three day stay.
I rather like the capture of the sky at daybreak, 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