A blissful day at sea…..
I had a fairly restful night’s sleep. I brought my travel size sound machine for a little soothing ‘white noise’. And the ship started rocking a bit more about 4 am, which helped a lot. I got up at 9 when I heard the Capt. start his morning report from outside the cabin door. It’s going to be a mostly cloudy day, about 62 degrees. We’re running about 21 knots on 4 of our 6 engines trying to stay a little ahead of schedule for our arrival in Honolulu on Mon. Capt. Glenn’s thought for today….”The destination is never a place; it’s a new way of seeing things”.
Don & Liz; Dwight (in blue shirt) & Elaine (left) is observing
Dear, sweet Elizabeth
I consulted my menus; & gave Elizabeth my dinner order. She was back about 8 pm & set up my ‘table’. Tonight I chose a puff pastry basket appetizer filled with a ragout of chicken, mushrooms & asparagus.
After the blow out basketball game, I worked on the photos & the blog for another 3½ hrs & at the same time caught most of another lecture that was being rerun on TV. Maritime Historian for the Ministry of New Zealand, Dr. Gavin McLean, spoke on the history of sailing the South Seas & later the impact that air travel had on it. I found it quite interesting; more so since I was in my jammies curled up on the sofa.
We got to turn our clocks back another hour tonight. So, it was really only 1:30 am when I turned out the light. Sucking on a cough drop; hoping to prevent that tickle & praying that I don’t chock to death on it!