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Crossing The Equator

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Today started with one of the most spectacular sunrise displays for the cruise. There was a perfect combination of clouds, colour and even a fog bank to brighten up the day. Schedules for today are a bit awry because of the visit from King Neptune at noon today. After breakfast we made our way to the Theatre for an early lecture by the Destinations Lecturer. Since the introduction of the simulcast on stateroom TV there is less crowding in the Theatre but there was a good crowd anyway. Today's talk was about Costa Rica in general and San Jose and Puntarenes in particular. Looks like an interesting place.

We stayed in the Theatre for a talk by Robert Schirn, today's topic being the trial and acquittal of OJ Simpson. He left me in no doubt that OJ was guilty and should have gone down for the double murder. The physical evidence was overwhelming in favour of a guilty verdict.

At noon we met with Al and Deb and had lunch in the dining room. First time we've done this on this cruise and rather surprised at the extensive menu available. I think my choice wasn't the best but it was alright and I probable ate less than I would have at the Buffet.

I had all kinds of good intentions on return to the cabin but decided to 'read' for a while. After picking up the Kindle from the floor for the second time I figured I might as well give up. Before I knew it almost three hours had passed and it was time to dress for the Formal Night.

Had diner by ourselves as Mary and Don didn't make an appearance. With nothing better to do we decided to go to the Theatre for the Production Show "Stardust". It was a delightful show featuring many old songs beautifully presented by the Orchestra and the Singers and Dancers, Not exactly a cast of thousands but there were up to 24 artists involved.

We've received another 'Crossing The Equator" certificate. To the best of my reckoning that makes six each. Any more and we could start papering a wall with them. It is unusual for the two-way crossing to be recognised another indication that in some ways this cruise is treated as three back-to-back cruises.

Another sea day tomorrow as we sail further North off the coast of Colombia to Puntarenes.

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 20:36 Archived in Colombia

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