Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014 – At Sea – Gulf of Mexico – Partly Cloudy – 60s

A cool and somewhat bumpy day at sea…

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Poseidon is angry again

My fourth presentation - “Life and Death of Pharaohs” – is at 10 AM.  I attended Jim’s talk on the History of the Caribbean at 9:00 AM and I was pleased to see that the center screen is available today (I have Nigel Marven to thank for that).  This talk would have been very difficult to see on the side screens alone – the center screen will make all the difference.

My attendance is good at 150 passengers and I felt that I really connected with them this time even though this is one of the more complicated presentations.

Nigel is on after me presenting  – “It shouldn’t happen to a wildlife presenter”.  He showed clips of some of his TV appearances including a very funny one on Leno (and even funnier one on of the Brit Talk Shows).  He also showed a clip from “Prehistoric Park”, a TV series I used to watch with the kids.  The talk was very funny.

At 3:00 PM, we went up to the Looking Glass Lounge for High Tea.  I did have some decaf and we listened to Max play.  It was a very pleasant way to spend an indoor afternoon.

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Max Playing at High Tea

Nigel and some of his crew were also at High Tea so Ellen had a picture taken of the three of us.  I told Nigel that I had seen just about every episode of Prehistoric Park and he gave us a little history of what had been doing over the past few years and about the program aboard Azamara.  It was a pleasant chat. Oh, yes, he liked my Crocs – coming from a “croc” expert, quite a compliment.

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Nigel Marven and us

After dinner, we passed on the final production show - “Stage Door to Dreams” and instead sat in an empty Club Luxe reading.  I finished “Tyrannosaur Canyon” and it didn’t disappoint.  I was able to download Pendergast 11 and 12 using a new app I found but I just couldn’t get started.  I did start another Harry Bosch novel - “City of Bones” – but I didn’t get very far.

Tomorrow – Key West and warmer weather.  Hope the seas calm down.

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