Paula woke feeling terrible and spent most of the day trying to get well. The rotten head and throat returned with such a vengeance that we made the decision to cancel our ship’s tour in Istanbul, giving someone on the waitlist a pleasant surprise no doubt. Breakfast was a hastily grabbed bowl of porridge for Paula and fruit for me, eaten in the cabin. The rest of the day was just about all in the cabin, which is not an unpleasant experience, though the constant repeats on the TV do get a bit boring. We did venture out onto the rear of deck 11 (our deck) but after about 15 mins we decided it was too warm and we’d be better off with the balcony door open. What we did see on the TV however (Sky from the UK) was that Roger Federer was back in again having lost the quarter final, yet no mention of it was mentioned on the sports channel. Most odd. The TV channels are far from exciting as they show two US news channels plus UK Sky news and Sports news. What we can’t understand is why channel 29 seems devoted to the casino (and art!), yet the casino is one area of this ship that appears to be totally over staffed and under-utilised. Whenever we have been through, which isn’t often, we have yet to see more than two people at the tables and about 6 at the pokies.
A light lunch and evening meal from the buffet and apologies to Alan & Alana at 8:45pm for our absence as I grabbed a couple of hot chocolates.
A shopping expedition for Strepsils and Coldral was over $40... An early night with both of us dosed up would no doubt mean that either we had a good night’s sleep, or I’d be awake again at about midnight.
The Greek island of Mykonos tomorrow and we are just doing our own thing. It is also a tender port – the first of this cruise. Arrival is scheduled for 7am, departure 2pm. Hopefully tomorrow’s blog will be a bit more interesting – for all of us.