Ah! a sea day. Funny old life, two days at sea and we're looking for a trip, three trips back to back and we're all exhausted and looking forward to a days rest at sea.
After today three more ports back to back, Singapore, KL and Penang. So we are resting. Valda and Michael are leaving tomorrow in Singapore, that is a real shame as we are just getting to know them and they have been good fun. As I sit on the deck in a warm breeze I wonder if we will ever meet again. let's hope so.
Well what about life on board? Our cabin is smaller than our room at home but is wonderfully well presented and with a great view! Everything is at arms reach. Powerful shower always important. You can almost sit on the throne, brush your teeth and wash your hair at the same time. We quickly got used to it and it is a cosy retreat, to be honest we only go there to change and sleep. The cabin boy (Bibi) is very attentive and the place is always immaculate despite our best efforts.
It has a fridge, hairdryer (apparently that is important) and sky news and sky sports news (that is important!)Pretty good really. The ship itself is massive, although we are told it is only medium size. It has a cinema (why?) theatre dance hall 3 pools good gym numerous bars. 5 or 6 restaurants. Every restaurant I have been to has been excellent. The food is sumptuous and very well presented. We have been on board 3 weeks now and there is little sign of repetition of dinners. You never have to go to the bar. Just glance up from wherever you are and an attentive waiter will appear. The sea since we have been on board has always been like a mill pond. I'm almost looking forward to a storm just to see what it's like ( I know one of you wags will put that on my headstone when we sink in a storm!). Two things not to do on board, 1 check your weight (Carol claims to be losing weight! She is alone amongst the 2000 on board in that position) 2 check your on board account - that can quickly bring on depression followed by more alcohol as an anaesthetic.
This evening as we were having dinner we had a total power outage. Now mindful of the problems that the Concordia had off the coast of the Seychelles there was a lot of nerves on show . Quite quickly the emergency power came on and we had limited lighting. The worst bit was the ships engines stopped and we seemed to be drifting for a while. The captain came on over the loudspeakers to advise us that it was only a breaker that had tripped, no one believed him but after about ten minutes the power came on again thankfully. I also forgot to mention the security guards were on deck 7 again today looking out for pirates, equipped with binoculars. How many pirates are there? Oh well just another day on the high seas.
Happy anniversary to Rae and John that must be 74 years together now!