Nothing but deep blue water, no land in sight………yet!
Well, so much for the sleeping in the starboard/port position. That didn’t work well either. Maybe the antibiotics that I’m still taking are impacting my sleep. I’m no worse for the wear. But I will use lack of sleep as the excuse for my mental deficiencies in the bridge class this morning.
I was awake at 7. My first thought was that Keith (my Cruise Critic friend who is also onboard), has already been up several hours; finished his workout, probably done some laundry & will soon be having breakfast! Some people I’ll just never understand. One positive thing about being awake this early is that for the first time I got to watch the “Morning Show” live. Every morning at 8 am, the Cruise Director & the W.C. Hostess do a live TV show. They talk about such things as how the shows were last night, what’ll be happening today, show video highlights of the onboard happenings yesterday, have contests & call-ins.
The contests vary from day to day; & there were 3 today. Fortunately, I was able to identify a slowly unscrambling photo from a TV show. ‘Dukes of Hazzard’, my TN friends should be proud. (Where else would a photo of an orange car with the number 01 on it come from?) I miss guessed the last one, which was a scrambled photo of Barbara Stanwyck. I thought it was June Allyson. Not that they look anything alike; but when they start out highly pixelated, it could have been a horse for all I knew! I claimed my prize this afternoon in the library.......a lovely wood pen set (better than another baseball cap).
In Capt. Glenn’s report this morning, he advised that it would be mostly sunny today. There were swells of 6-7’, so they closed the pool for a while so that no one would be tossed around in the sloshing. They were open again & very busy this afternoon. We’ve cut our speed back to 18.2 knots. Out nearest point of land at 9 am was Oahu, HI (490 land miles). His quote for the day: “Everything that is difficult, is possible. Everything that is impossible, is just a challenge.”
Before bridge class, I ran down to the Reception desk to get another key card since I accidentally de-magnetized mine yesterday; & couldn’t get back into my cabin. I talked briefly with Keith, Anne Marie & Capt. Glenn. I got my capp & grabbed a bagel with cream cheese to eat on the way upstairs. Bridge class is getting more serious now. And I admit to getting lost today (but I wasn’t alone). I need to study tonight so that I won’t be hopelessly lost from this point on.
Football playoffs were a hot topic onboard today. The ship’s satellite was able to ‘capture’ both games (at great expense); they were being broadcast on large screens in several public areas on the ship (starting at 10 am), along with hot dogs & popcorn. They were going to record it so it could be shown again tonight in our cabins.
It’s finally warmed enough so that everyone seemed to be outside today. I took a few shots of the sunny blue skies & deep blue ocean for all y’all who are either freezing your butts off or picking up after storm damage. Hope everyone is staying safe.
Just as I’d done when I headed toward the D.R., I made the walk home in bare feet. Nobody seemed to pay any attention to the fact that I was carrying my shoes. With the hip & knee acting up, I wasn’t about to make a miss-step in public wearing semi-formal attire. How embarrassing would that be on my first night out???
I’m going to try to stay awake to finishing typing & editing the photos for the blog. And if the internet is halfway decent tonight, I may even get it uploaded. I’ve gotten days behind with the blog on past trips; & it’s very hard playing catch up. Hopefully, sweet dreams & deep REM sleep will follow…….please!