Tuesday, 1 October 2013
01.10.2013 - 01.10.2013
Overnight we crossed back over the International Date Line and skipped from Sunday to Tuesday in an instant. The sunrise was masked by rainclouds and there was little or no colour today. There were some interesting storm clouds and I managed to capture some images.
Off to breakfast and then adjust to the modified schedule as the Cruise Director attempts to fit the activities into the available venues. Spent some time reading and people-watching in the Crooners Bar then moved to the Theatre for today's Marine lecture on sharks, an enlightening insight into these superb creatures.
The theme for the Horizon Court lunch is Italy again. The range of breads, cheeses, cold meats and other antipasto ingredients was impressive. There was also the usual range of cakes and other sweet things. The ice sculpture featured two doves atop a classic column.
As it was a sea day and the weather less than optimum there was a crush of people looking for seats inside the Horizon Court. We had a quick lunch and vacated our seats to make our way back to the stateroom for some R&R. Jenny had a restless night again and has nodded off in an attempt to catch up. The frequent change of time zones is no doubt effecting her biorhythms.
Cast en eye over the 'Boxed Watch Sets' for sale at just $14.95 on out way to dinner. The menu tonight was South American, those who were brave enough to order from the themed menu ware somewhat disappointed with what was delivered. The 'word' from the staff was that there was an overwhelming number of orders from the 'always available' standby menu. My choice whilst quite delicious was not what I expected either.
After dinner we joined the crowd in the Theatre which filled up well before curtain time. The act was Grant Galea, in a word 'pathetic' !! The two numbers he sang without theatricals and 'comedy' were quite good but we'd have left if we'd been at the end of the row.
Suva in Fiji tomorrow and less than a week until this cruise ends.
My photos are posted each day to http://365project.org/tonydebont/365
Cheers ... Tony