Sunday, 1 March 2015
01.03.2015 - 01.03.2015
Woke up early, 0230, this morning and went down to the Internet Café to try my luck with the Internet connection. It was a worthwhile exercise and I managed to upload images and texts held over for the last three days. Hopefully I don't have to resort to such drastic actions again. Sunrise was scheduled for 0733 but the overcast, strong winds and choppy sea prevented any photography.
Most mornings a six member group of men meet for coffee at about 0545 and review the events of yesterday. Most days we resolve most of the issues effecting the world. This morning, Dennis asked me with a very straight face and a serious voice if it was possible to determine if a photo was of a sunrise or a sunset. I had to admit I wouldn't be able to distinguish one from the other. He claimed that he could !! When asked how his answer was "If my wife is in the photo it MUST be a SUNSET, she doesn't get up early enough to see the sunrise !!"
After breakfast I attended an "Advanced Photography Seminar", no doubt it was advanced for some but did nothing to advance my knowledge. As the seminar finished the ship received a sudden wind blast on the port side causing it to tip over to starboard by almost 30°. From a person who was in the buffet area she reported that the lunch-time food trays slipped off the counters and dumped the food over the deck. One can only imagine the chaos in the galley. There was an announcement from the bridge that ballast was being transferred to level the ship as the strong wind was forecast to continue. All access to the open deck was closed for the day and the main swimming pool emptied.
Joined Jenny in the Wheelhouse bar for a future cruises presentation by the delightful Angela who spoke with her usual enthusiasm about the European itineraries for later in 2015 and 2016. Seven of Princess's ships will operate in Europe this Northern Hemisphere Summer season. Certainly plenty of choices but such a long way from home.
After a quick lunch we adjourned to the Theatre to watch the afternoon movie, "The Dallas Buyers Club". The title was familiar and it didn't take long to confirm that we'd seen it before. Jenny left but I stayed and I think she made the better decision. When the movie finished I realised I hadn't yet taken any photos for the 365 Project. I decided to catch some images of the Da Vinci dinning room. As luck would have it the afternoon tea was just finishing. The crew were quite happy for me to poke around and even posed for the camera.
A lovely dinner with Mary and Donald after which I elected to return to the cabin to write this blog, I doubt I'd have stayed awake during tonight's show.
We continue to sail Northward along the Chilean coast with the ship making light of the winds and waves. Another sea day tomorrow.
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