Tuesday, 10 March 2015
10.03.2015 - 10.03.2015
Today marks the first sea day of three. These days are my 'normal' where events and timings are almost predictable. The sun rose as predicted but failed to impress due to various layers of clouds. Spent some time on Deck 19 but failed to capture any noteworthy shots. Usual routine of breakfast followed by some lectures, lunch and the afternoon movie.
The first lecture by Robert Schirn covered the development of DNA profiles as a tool in criminal investigation and prosecution. He also presented a number of case histories where the DNA from 'cold cases' resulted in convictions many years after the event.
Next up was Jeffrey Davidson on the topic of how to keep current in a world of rapid changes. The basic concept as I understand it is to make space for new things and remove clutter. He suggests that rather than spend hours trying to learn a new technology from a manual, find a twenty-year-old to explain it to you.
I had a manner of good intentions regarding lunch and was seduced into the Wheelhouse Bar for an English Pub Lunch. The 'fish and chips' were terrific. Caught up with Jenny who had skipped lunch and then went off to see the Afternoon Movie in the Theatre. It was the story of Stephen Hawkins - "The Theory of Everything". I knew who he was but didn't know how he grew up, struggled with his affliction and that he had three children. The acting was superb.
Had a lovely diner with Mary and Donald and went on to tonight's show. The hypnotist Matthew Fallon started with a lot of hype and continued in a loud rapid-fire voice. I stayed in the hope it would get better. Forty minutes into his 45 minute show I was still looking for the good stuff. Not likely to go to his show again. A waste of good sleeping time.
Clocks go back another hour overnight and sunrise will be at 05:35. We continue to sail North and the "Crossing the Equator" ceremony will be held at noon.
Two more sea days on our way to Puntarenes in Costa Rica.
f 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