Wednesday, 11 September 2013
12.09.2013 - 12.09.2013
Up at 0530 to catch the sunrise which was somewhat lacklustre this morning. Back to the stateroom for a refresh and up to breakfast on the Horizon Court. There is nothing of interest to me until 1130 and Jenny's craft session commences at 1030. We go our separate ways armed with Kindles in case we don't find someone to chat with. I didn't get to read a lot, at one time or another there were four different couples stopped to ask questions. Do you have a copy of the Patter ?? Is that an iPad or an Android Tablet ?? Do you know when the Destination Lecture is on ?? "Yes, tomorrow !!" Then there was the retired teacher who was waiting for his wife to return and wanted to know where the best place was to buy electronics in Honolulu
I escaped to the Theatre for another War in the Pacific Lecture with Bruce Petty. This one focused on some of the individuals he's interviewed and their personal stories. The five brothers serving together on a ship, all killed in the same action. The kid of 13 who enlisted and at the end of the conflict, as a Chief Petty Officer, is charged with falsifying his enlistment papers.
At 1145 the whole ship was alerted and we stood and observed a minute's silence to commemorate the twelfth anniversary of those who died during the '9/11' attack on New York and Washington and those from the many military forces who have fought and died since then in the War Against Terrorism. The Captain closed the silence by reciting the 'Ode'.
Met Jenny back at the stateroom and decided to try the Pizza at the Café Corniche. A lot busier than our previous visit by worth the wait. Up to the Horizon Court for a coffee and a chat. Yes, I admit, a piece of chocolate mud cake leaped onto my place and I just HAD to eat it.
Back to the stateroom to sort though my photos, write up this tale, eat the fruit and rest up for tonight.
Formal night tonight so spent a little more time getting dressed up. Lobster tails for mains and fooled around with the small Lumix. Took some reasonable shots from across the table.
Sacrificed my ice cream and coffee to make it to the Theatre in time for Donna Campbell's show. With 20 minutes to go to 'show time' there wasn't an available seat. Tonight she told the story of her singing career by belting out many of the best hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. The lady has an amazing voice.
Finished this report and created a quick collage from the snapshots. Now off to Deck 14 to connect and upload this lot.
My photos are posted each day to http://365project.org/tonydebont/365
Cheers ... Tony