Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011 – At Sea – Atlantic Ocean – 300 miles from the Azores - Cloudy – 69F

And I thought the time change yesterday was bad…

A cool but smooth day at sea…

Sea Day 5-12 (Small)

My talk this morning, “Secrets of the Royal Families”, is scheduled for 9 AM in the Coral Theater.  Since I have to be at about 8:20 AM to check out the AV situation, I need a 6:30 AM wakeup call; because the Windjammer Cafe doesn’t open until 7:00 AM, we decided to order room service (raisin bran, omelets, bagels, toast).  Breakfast showed up about 6:45 AM and wasn’t bad (and was still warm).

Because the projector in the theater is really designed for the production shows, PowerPoint slides look a little fuzzy in this AV system.  I asked my contact to see what he could do to improve the quality of the slides.  Today, it was what it was.

The audience started coming in about 8:30 AM (many with coffee in hand) and the final tally was pretty good (maybe about 300 folks); there were even people in both of the balconies.

 Lecture 5-12 (Small) 

I struggled a bit with the presentation – time change – but 99 percent of the material came across OK.  The most difficult part was trying to read the blurry slides – the audience probably didn’t get anything from some of them.  We will try to work on that for the next one.

Feedback from the audience was positive so the slides were not a significant negative.

On the way back to the room, I figured it was time to get a picture of a neat sculpture I had been seeing the entire cruise (below). The “6” is the deck number and not part of the work.

Sculpture on Centrum 6 (Small)

I finally finished “Jack The Ripper: Case Closed” – a lot of words to try and make the case but only one or two pages of actual forensic work. 

After dinner, it was show time in the Coral Theater.  Tonight was the second production show - “City of Dreams” – a “love story through space and time”.  Nice costumes, great choreography, but the songs though well done were obscure.

 City of Dreams 1 (Small) City of Dreams 2 (Small)

City of Dreams Finale (Small)

Finale complete with streamers

We are on tour tomorrow so straight to the room to get some rest.

Seas are still smooth…

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