A better night – presumably as we didn’t surface until after 9am! The weather was quite pleasant so we took our breakfasts out on the rear deck.
Trivia score is irrelevant as we didn’t win – what a surprise... A leisurely lunch with Cath & Greg, then we played “Cheat” up in Skywalkers before getting up to date (a little) with the blog (not that it means much as I was running so late anyway – and still am...).
This was the last formal night but we are over them anyway so just our normal 5:30pm meal with our usual companions. I had the beef Wellington (a day late?) but the pastry was a bit soggy but assisted Paula by demolishing her lobster, whilst she dealt to the prawns.
Explorers lounge was comedian Darren Sanders - again, but the previous night was better.
We corrupted C & G by dragging them downstairs for a coffee and they retaliated by dragging us upstairs (kicking and screaming) to the buffet – yet again. The beef Wellington on offer looked better than what we had eaten earlier!
Meanwhile, we had a message that our Auckland friends who were due to be in Tauranga tomorrow, are still in Auckland as their daughter hadn’t headed north camping as planned, as the weather was so bad up there! We had sought special permission to have Paula’s daughter and number 3 grandson come aboard in Tauranga as Julie has never been on a cruise ship before and much to our surprise, the request was granted. Looking forwards to tomorrow...