Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sunday, November 13, 2016 – At Sea – Atlantic Ocean – Warm – Partly Cloudy – 70s

Seas were smooth but didn’t get a full night’s sleep.

Breakfast was again on the back deck – the usual (the oatmeal is really good and hot on this ship).


Breakfast View

Today, the ship is holding its “Jazz Brunch” in the Discoveries Dining Room.  This is where I usually get my savory fix – cream cheese, lox, and bagels along with herring.  It was all very good.

We are setting in to our shipboard routine – afternoons on the open deck (temps are still in the low 80s but it doesn’t feel nearly that warm because of the breeze across the deck).


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A Not So Sunny Day at Sea

We are still having dinner in the Discoveries Dining Room – our waiters are very good and quick.  Salads are usually Cesar salads because the dressings are unique on the ship. 

My lecture schedule is strange on this voyage – my opening talk is in the evening (where the first Showtime would be).  This is only the second time I’ve done an evening talk.  It seems that the Quest Singers/Dancers are new and they need rehearsal time during the day so the Cabaret is closed.  With no announcement and a tiny mention in the Pursuits Program, I had little hope for a good turnout.


When I arrived in the Cabaret Lounge at 7:45 PM, it was empty.  Even worse was the fact that the front screen was unavailable because the orchestra would be up on stage later.  Only the two small side screens would be used to show the slides.  Well, some passengers do scan Pursuits and by the time I started I had about 60 plus attendees.  Not a terrific number but at least a start.  The people who did come seemed to appreciate the lecture – nobody left.

Following my lecture at 9:30 PM – Showtime with Tony and wife, Christine Milburn – nice show with some vintage pictures of Tony and Christine from their 24 years of marriage.

We checked with ShorEX and we are both on tour tomorrow.  So we are back in the room to get some rest. 

Seas are smooth.

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