Sunday, 24 January 2016
24.01.2016 - 24.01.2016
Calm seas, hazy sky, high humidity and very few passengers on deck when I completed my laps of Deck 14. Met up with Jenny in the Horizon Court for breakfast. Down to the cabin and filled the Laundry bag. Jenny went off to the Church Service and I filled in an hour in the International Café.
Joined Jenny in the Theatre for the Destination Lecture. Once again the subject could have been better presented in a more structured format. Apart from now knowing that there are a number of museums and a market somewhere, there wasn't a lot more I took in.
At 10:00 the alarms were sounded for the Code Sierra Papa Piracy Drill. It was all over by 10:30. During the drill we were required to stay in our cabins and stay away from external walls and windows. Easy for us, we have an internal cabin. Our room steward confirmed we were present and reported back to the command centre. Meanwhile the Captain notified the Piracy Control Centre in London and received confirmation that the Drill Message had been received. Princess HQ was also notified and acknowledged the Drill Message.
Back to the Theatre for the talk by Lyn Hurry titled "Larrikins of the Southern Seas" covering a number of notable pirates that managed to create problems for ships and some early settlements along the West Australian coast.
Brief lunch from the International Café and started this blog. Jenny's decided to stay and watch the tennis while I went to the Theatre to watch the epic movie "The Last Emperor" with a run time of 2 hours 43 minutes. It is a movie of massive scale, I remember seeing trailers for the movie when it was first released. I don't remember if it was meant to be biographical, it certainly had an air of authenticity.
Lovely meal in the dining room and then off to the Theatre to be entertained by Danny Elliot. He's difficult to describe in a single word. He plays many varieties of flutes including the Pan Pipes. Then he switches to the harmonica to play the Bolero after which he throws in some fantastic piano playing. Rounds all that out with better than average vocals and added a tap dance routine. By far and away the best hour of entertainment that I can recall.
In a quest to find some photographic subjects I visited the ship's brag wall to photograph some of the Maiden Call plaques, 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