Thursday, November 29, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018 – At Sea – Baltic Sea – Sunny – mid 80s

Still not sleeping well – is the decaf really decaf?

I had breakfast at 7:00 AM in the Oceanview Café – Cottage Cheese and Sour Cream have reappeared on the buffet (they were out yesterday). Today, I opted for eggs over medium along with my waffle – I also tried the banana pancakes. A good breakfast watching the calm seas.

My third talk – “The Search for Jack the Ripper” – was at 9:30 AM in Celebrity Central (followed by Paul and Steve). When I got there at 9:00 AM, there were already about 20 people there. The talk was my first SRO of the cruise and at least 10 people left because they could not find seats. About 15 minutes into the talk, some crew guys brought in some chairs (maybe for Paul, who did not have a full house). Maybe for talk 4, they’ll have those chairs available at the start. The audience was very engaged and responded to all the questions posed. A real nice round of applause at the end and some very nice comments from guests.

I stayed to hear Paul talk about Mars.

Lunch was in the Oceanview Café – today was falafel day and I tried four different types of falafel along with hummus and baba ganouj. The cherry tomatoes continue to be a hit – I also had some tuna from the Spa Café (really good – tastes like veggie chopped liver).

Found some nice bucket chairs over by the spa in the Solarium so that’s where he spent the afternoon. I am still making progress on “The Defector”.

Dinner was in the Moonlight Sonata Dining room because the menu contained pistachio coated Haddock – it seemed to be different from the last time I had it but it was OK.

As I was heading up to the theater to get seats, I ran into a tall black girl and we had a chuckle as to who should go through the door (where our cabin is) first. I said she should – she smiled and said Thanks.

It turns out that the girl was part of tonight’s Headliners – “The Queens of Rhythm”.

IMG_20180803_Queens of Rhythm aint no mountain

IMG_20180803_Queens of Rhythm. Dream girls

They were a kind of tribute to the girl groups of Motown but they could sing and their choreography was pretty neat. I liked the show even though it was a little loud.

We finished the evening on the couches on Deck 14 Aft. It is still warm. 

IMG_20180803_Deck 14 Aft

Bonus – another beautiful sunset.

IMG_20180803_Sunset and shipIMG_20180803_sunset Baltic

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