Today is our final approach to Mumbai India. All 1950 passengers had to have a one on one meeting with an Indian immigration official that took all day the Indians I am learning are absolutely obsessed with administration. We clearly taught them in colonial days and they have taken it to heart. The weather on the ship was 34 today and showing no signs of cooling down at all. We are getting used to it. Even after dinner at 10 pm the wind is really hot, this is when it is most uncomfortable especially if we have to wear our dinner suits. The worry of getting used to the heat is that once we get past Egypt we are sure going to feel the chill especially at night.
The pirate drill is now established no one is allowed on deck 7 after sunset until sunrise. The water cannons are permanently left connected and the nights lights are dimmed. Today we saw lots of dolphin swimming alongside this is the first real sighting of dolphins yet strangely the Arabian sea where we are now is the most rubbish strewn of the seas we have travelled in so far. Don't seem to bother the dolphins.
He only gossip today is that Dan and Josie are making enquiries to see if they can stay on 'till Southampton. So they must be enjoying themselves. Tonight I have been thinking of the kids at home Laura's last day at school and what Charlie and Anthony are up to, that said we are both still happy away and not missing home more than the social things like friends and family.
Again thanks for all your messages to us and please be patient as the Internet is so difficult to get decent access to it stops proper communication and also we try not to spend the short time we have ashore always looking for wifi bars! Some stops are so short, we let down Andrea in Sri Lanka as we were only there 4 hours and we couldn't even get a message back to her. We'll contact you later Andrea sorry.
Also the lack of quality wifi stops me uploading any photos so I'm afraid you will have to wait until we get back to upload a decent amount of photos. Anyway bye for now....