Singapore take 2……..
I didn’t get to sleep until after 3 am. I think I was just TOO tired. Yes, and the long nap didn't help either. But it felt really good to be able to lounge around in the bed until I was actually ready to put one foot in front of the other again. I went to the Bistro about 9:30. You can tell that new food provisions came onboard yesterday. The fruit looks different. The strawberries are huge & not quite as sweet as those we got in Sydney. The watermelon looks ‘young’.
Well, as I said I can be easily influenced. I made a beeline down to see Paula Jean (the onboard booking consultant). She told me that she can only help with FUTURE cruises; & that I should talk to the Concierge. Poor Melanie; she’s probably regretting that Becky has learned the value of having a concierge to troubleshoot for you. I explained my dilemma to her; & she consulted the Clearance Officer. They said it was possible to make application once we reach Hong Kong. But that’s the day I’m supposed to fly home. Oh dear, what if I cancel my flight; & then CAN’T get a visa? Why did I open this can of worms???
The laundry room on deck 8 was pretty quiet. I did 3 loads; & a little touch up ironing. About 3pm, I went up to the Trident & had a burger & onion rings. I saw several new, but familiar deck steward faces who must have signed on yesterday. It had started raining; & I could hear some thunder. (I’m now thankful that I did cancel this afternoon’s tour. There would no view from atop the Singapore Flyer; & I don’t think a trishaw ride in the rain would have made me very happy either.) That was all it took to put me into ‘nap mode’. Next thing I hear is the Capt.’s voice booming over the PA system, it’s time for lifeboat drill. Now I did skip it in Sydney; but I was told that EVERYBODY is now supposed to go at the start of EVERY segment. I did so; but sat there yawning through the whole thing. I just couldn’t wake up.
A very interesting place to live in Singapore Harbor.
As we leave the harbor, lots of boats waiting their turn to get in.