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Day Twenty Eight - At Sea

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

I know it sounds like a broken record but the sky was overcast and general fog/haze obscured the the horizon. We are sailing at a sedate 13 knots on a calm sea. Nothing much happening today so we went along to the culinary demonstration again to watch a repeat of the antics with the Executive Chef and the Maitre d'Hotel. There is obviously a bit of ad lib so it wasn't quite the same as last week's show.

After lunch there was a Veterans gathering in the Wheelhouse Bar. I rarely bother to attend these as the conversation is invariably dominated by one or two old sailors. It was a bit like that but there was a reasonable diversity in ages and experiences. I was the only Australian and had difficulty relating to some of the places these people had served. One of them spent six months under the polar icecap during the cold war.

Exchanged cards with a retired US Navy anaesthetist from North Carolina. I had met him before while waiting for the ship to depart in Vancouver.
Following on from the fiasco in Seattle it looks like there has been a change of procedure for the 'In Transit' passengers when we get to Los Angles tomorrow. Additionally there is a constantly repeating video message by the Cruise Director on Channel 42 of the stateroom TV. We can only hope that it works. Looks like a nice day to be going ashore.

For a number of passengers tonight is the final night of the cruise and this means as special 'last night' dessert in the dining rooms. We elected to eat in the Horizon Court and selected early seating in the Theatre. Tonight's show was "What A Swell Party" and presented the singers and dancers in many elegant outfits from the "Thoroughly Modern Milly" era. The Theatre was packed with some people standing and sitting in the stairway.

Didn't use the camera today. I selected a number of shots from yesterday's outing and created a collage, view the collage by following this link to my main album.

Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 21:09 Archived in USA

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