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Day Forty Three - Last Sea Day

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Walked some laps on Deck 15 this morning. Not that it was going to offset the extra inches on the waistline but I was trying to find the best vantage point for the sunrise. The humidity created a soft haze which made the focus very difficult.

We enjoyed a late breakfast and took the Kindles to the Universal Lounge to wait for the Culinary Demonstration. When the Executive Chef and the Maitre d'Hotel appeared we were treated to a fairly straight laces cooking demonstration. There was little of the slapstick comedy that the previous Chef had indulged in. The new guy certainly demonstrated his skills and created three very attractive dishes.

We had arranged lunch with Bill and Ruth in the Provence Dining Room. They were one of the couples from our Alaska land tour. We exchanged contact details and accepted their invitation to visit if we're ever in the Eastern USA. The company and conversation were very pleasant but the food and service did little to enhance the occasion.

We returned to the cabin and started the task of culling unnecessary paperwork and started packing our luggage. We took a break to watch a movie in the Theatre. The title was simply "Max" and the actors 'Robbie Amell' and 'Lauren Graham' were both unknown to us. The real hero of the movie is Max a German Shepherd War Dog traumatised by the death of his handler during an action in Afghanistan. The story line was an almost predictable 'feel good' with a victory by good over evil.

Returned to the cabin and continued the packing of our luggage before heading up to the Horizon Court for dinner. We were surprised when Max, the Food and Beverage Director, pulled up a chair and joined us for a long chat. Max is from the Netherlands and for some reason we had encountered each other at various times. We even made a joke about the lack of Vegemite in the larder, it is on the shopping list but hasn't been in stock for over 12 months. Given the ship's itinerary that isn't surprising.

After dinner we completed the packing and went along to the Theatre for this evening's show with Comedian 'Carl Strong'. He's a huge black man who managed to pull off some raucous songs and then switched to stand up comedy. A lot of his material was aimed squarely at the American audience.

This is the last posting from aboard the ship, I may slip one in from the hotel tomorrow but can't guarantee it. Today's image is from the sunrise this morning. 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 17:39 Archived in USA

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