Are we bored? Not a chance. In the ten days so far, I have only managed to read about 10 pages of my paperback; haven’t managed a single computer game of Roller Coaster Tycoon 2; still haven’t managed to visit the grill bar or the Italian restaurant and even with the clocks going back, there is not enough time in the day.
This was a sea day with no special events on the schedule but the temperature was about 30 degrees and the sun rather warm too.
Alana’s dance class was Rock ‘n Roll with once again, a new step for us after the obligatory basic step and a turn for the ladies.
It was far too bright and warm outside to use the computer so I retreated to the air-conditioned comfort of the cabin to catch up with the blogs. Uploading was easy enough but trying to get the pics into the correct place on line was hopeless, so from now on, I’ll just email the pics as attachments and they’ll appear at the top of the blog. Maybe one day I’ll be able to put them where they should be.
We had skipped lunch (yes, Ray skipped a lunch...) but wandered up to the Horizon Court buffet at 3pm, making up a cheese and onion roll and a glass of lemonade. Our normal eating patterns at home are brunch about 11:30am and dinner about 6pm, so we are trying to come to terms with an evening meal at 7:45pm and working backwards to a 7:30am start.
Our afternoon quiz we managed a staggering 19 points... Woo hoo. (There is a reason for that but I am not saying.)
Another swim in a 30 degree pool, another dance practice 7:00pm with Alana and the orchestra then dinner. Nice but nothing special until Birdie made an appearance. I didn’t get any pics so you might need to look at other blogs again. A fair few laughs before heading to the Vista lounge for a Liverpudlian comedian – Ivor Richards. Lots more laughs and a full house.
It appears that on previous cruises, the staff have had to deal with laundry rage but we have a new one on this cruise. Mah-jong rage. Honest! There is a small games room and apparently the chess is supposed to be 9am and Mah-jong at 10am. A couple of earnest chess players objected to the Mah-jong players using spare tables and at 10am, the chess players refused to vacate so it was probably down to a castles versus bricks at dawn duel, until one of the entertainment staff stepped in to sort it.
We thought it hilarious and on the morning show, Warren & Dave made mention of it! We really like this cruise director and there is a good rapport between him and the more vertically challenged Dave, who Warren refers to as the Hobbit.
At 5pm the Captain gave us an update on the problems. He has submitted the options to head office and will be able to give us an update 5pm tomorrow – just after we pass the equator and just hours before we reach Singapore. We wait with baited breath.