Thursday, December 30, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010 – Ocho Rios, Jamaica – Cloudy - 70F

Today we are the only ship in Ocho Rios but at least we are docked.

Ocho Rios (Small) Ocho Rios 2 (Small)

I was thinking of going ashore and looking around the port area (not the actual town which is a few miles away).  However, from the ship, the port area does not look all that inviting so I am planning to spend the time on Deck 12 (Hemisphere Lounge) finishing my book. 

Not sure why, but the ship is really swaying even though it is docked (do they need to pull the mooring lines tighter?).  The ship is moving but it is not a problem for me.  I actually finished the book and plan to read another titles by the same authors (the book involves the adventures of Aloysius Pendergast, FBI Agent (and Sherlock Holmes type) extraordinaire).

Note to self:  Try to avoid itineraries that include Ocho Rios.

Since Ocho Rios is a short Port day, I am giving a talk after departure at 4:30 PM (Cinema) on “DNA Testing: Secrets of the Royal Families”.  Bill, speaking right before me, had a very small crowd, expected from being scheduled late after a port stop.  My expectations were low but when the talk started, there were about 30 – 40 people in attendance.  The audience was into the subject and I got some good questions following the presentation.

At dinner, I am introduced to a new concept - “The Martini Flight” – a assortment of different flavored (and colored) martinis in taster sized portions.

Martini Flight (Small)

The show tonight is “Touch of Broadway” and I still enjoyed the Hairspray, Jersey Boys, and Mama Mia segments.  There were a few numbers I could not associate with any play – except many “Be Italian” from “Nine”?

Tomorrow – another welcome sea day

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