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Day Forty Two - At Sea on the Caribbean

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Only two days to go and today has a few activities that we want to attend. First thing is to try and make something from the sunrise. Not totally successful but was pretty to watch. There was a Veteran's Get-Together in the Wheelhouse Bar at 09:45, about a dozen turned up. I left early to attend Bruce Vancil's talk about the use of the Ocean Liners during and after World War II. The Queen Mary holding the record for the most people aboard a single ship. It was a bit overcrowded with over 16,000 on board.

A quick lunch and then an intriguing lecture by Bill Keene explaining the life cycles of the mosquitoes that were responsible for Malaria and also Yellow Fever in the area of the Panama Canal. Yellow Fever was the first to be eradicated as the host mosquito was totally reliant on humans for its reproduction. The species that's responsible for the spread of Malaria was more difficult to deal with.

Next we were treated to a screening of the ship's video of the transit of the Canal. We'd already placed an order and are very impressed with the content and quality.

Stayed in the Theatre for the Afternoon Movie. We had no idea what it was about but were happy to stay through to the end. The movie "A Little Chaos" starred Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman. It was a period piece with the construction of some famous French Royal garden whose name escapes me 8-)

Back in the cabin Jenny wrote a few 'Consummate Host' cards for the crew who have made a significant impact on our cruise this time. We also made up some envelopes with money to say that extra thanks to these people. Never an easy thing to do as there are so many who have been particularly attentive.

Formal night tonight but elected to just change into long trousers and shirt and enjoy the evening meal on the Horizon Court. Neither of this evening's shows have any appeal so returned to the cabin and watched some TV.

A last minute sunset capture is today's image. You can view the image 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 17:12 Archived in USA

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