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Sea-day Five of Five

Thursday, 12 February 2015

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Sunrise at 0522 this morning, interesting cloud formation but no great colour and for the first time the ship was heading due SouthWest and the sun rose on our port side. My regular vantage point didn't provide for any interesting foreground or silhouettes. With breakfast done by 0730 and I was on a quest to find out why the schedule for one of the ships was blanked out for most of Spring and Summer 2015. I sat outside Angela's office and found my answer from the one person whom I knew would have that answer. The ship has been 'leased' by Chinese interests for the duration. Interesting developments.

Following my usual sea-day routine and attended the first lecture by Robert Turner who showed and explained many of the amazing images from the 'Hubble' telescope. He pointed out that for every question answered by Hubble it gave rise to 10 new questions. The Universe is a truly amazing place.

Jenny attended a chocolate demonstration and went off to watch a movie on the stateroom TV while I listened to the lecture by Captain Vincent Williams on the subject of Salvage at Sea. In addition to some interesting legal considerations he gave a detailed description of a salvage operation he conducted. There were some tricky legal matters related to the illegal nature of the cargo ultimately involving some high level international interventions. One of his best ones.

Lunch in the Wheelhouse Bar was English Pub fare and proved to be very popular. Joined Jenny in the cabin and tried to catch up on some lost sleep. Not totally successful. Down to Deck 5 for the Princess Pop Choir performance. This group of passengers did an incredible job of singing some very popular tunes. Back up to change for dinner which was followed by another unbelievable performance by Mark Nizer the juggler. His skills as a juggler were almost eclipsed by his creative use of technology and lighting effects. Nothing short of amazing.
Tomorrow we dock in Salvador where we meet up with my sister Johanna.

If you want to look at what I've been up to you can view my latest photo by following this link to the image for Today

Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 16:43 Archived in Brazil

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I do believe when you've finished the cruise you will have earned the equivalent of another college degree in such wide spread areas of learning. This must be fascinating. Am curious about the "leasing" arrangements of one of the ships - must have made it worth their while I'm sure.

by Milanie Matthews

Have a great time with Joh in Salvador. Say "HI" to bigsis for me.
I wonder where your brain stores all the new stuff you are being made aware of on this cruise. On our cruises we only manage lectures on health which is not my scene at all.

by littlesis

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