Tuesday, 10 February 2015
10.02.2015 - 10.02.2015
Another windy morning and a fortuitous break in the general overcast permitted some reasonable images of the rising sun. We've been heading on the same course for some time now and my options for a suitable point of view are somewhat restricted. The sun has been appearing to the port side of the ship this is also the side that receives the strongest winds making hand-held photograph quite difficult.
The first event for my day, after breakfast, was the Destination Lecture on the port of Salvador at 1000 in the Theatre. We will be meeting up with my sister in Salvador and she'll be our guide so much of the lecture was irrelevant. This was followed by Captain Vincent Williams on the subject of "Infamous Ships" which provided an insight to some of the changes that have resulted from these accidents. Shortly after his session finished it was time for the Astronomy Lecture by Robert Turner who explained the cosmic events that created the basic atomic elements which became the building blocks for all matter in the Universe.
The ship conducted the standard 'King Neptune' ceremony but as I was at these lectures I didn't get to see how this crew celebrated the event. With the overlap of these events it becomes necessary to select one or the other. I'd witnessed the crossing of the equator event previously so chose to stay in the Theatre. Shortly after the Astronomy Lecture finished Jenny joined me for the afternoon movie. "The November Man" staring Pierce Brosnan and Olga Kurylenko was a violent, high energy show with enough twists and turns to ensure we stayed on the edge of our seats.
The ship crossed the Equator into the Southern hemisphere at about 1515 although the ceremony was held at 1200.
After the movie it was back to the cabin to prepare for tonight's Formal dinner. The Menu tonight featured a collection of dishes that celebrated the past 50 years of Princess Cruises. We both tried a number of these "special" dishes.
Tomorrow is another 'at sea' day as we continue South towards Salvador.
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