Tuesday, 9 September 2014
09.09.2014 - 09.09.2014
Awoke this morning to find that the ship does actually move about !! For days the weather has been so calm one needed to constantly remind themselves that were in fact afloat. A slight rocking of the ship from side to side was the only effect of a very strong wind buffeting the ship.
I limited my walk as I was almost blown off my feet on the exposed areas of Deck 18. The deck-hands who mop the deck each morning had to restrain their mop-buckets to prevent them from 'running away'. Storm clouds dominated the skyline and there was no spectacular sunrise. A quick breakfast and back to the cabin where Jenny convinced me that there was no reason to 'get up' just yet. She's breakfasting on some fruit and yogurt she's stored away in the fridge.
We're off to the 'Culinary Demonstration' in the Princess Theatre, one of the most entertaining versions we've seen as the Chef tried to be all serious and the Maitre d'Hotel clowned through the whole thing. The stage setting was very impressive as was all the stainless steel in the cavernous Galley. Everything looked spotless and sterile. The Chef had explained that they were subject to Food Safety inspections at any of their Ports of Call so they maintained a standard that exceeds the most stringent.
Decided to buy the print from our Formal Night portrait photo and then visited the 'Outlet Sale' in the dinning room. There were lots of bargains but the queue lined up to the check-out was so long we were reluctant to even consider buying anything.
Up to the Horizon Court for a quick lunch and then we took our Kindles to the Theatre to await the screening of the movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" staring Ben Stiller. I found it rather confusing, but I guess that was partly the aim of the movie. Reality and his Imagination crossed over many times.
Paid a visit to the Captain's Circle Hostess to establish what arrangements were in place for the restocking of the Mini-Bar. It appears we will be totally replenished !!
From tomorrow morning we will have a new stateroom steward as Malcolm is being re-deployed to work in the Lotus Spa. We've also been issued with Transit Tickets to facilitate our return to the ship in Copenhagen. It appears that the majority of passengers are leaving the ship tomorrow so there will be lots of new faces.
Great dinner with fabulous service as always, one of the Head Waiters has taken a shine to our table, he drops in for a chat every night. At about 20:00 we passed under the Great Belt Bridge where the ship had a clearance of only 4 metres. It was a bit too dark to really see the proximity.
Copenhagen tomorrow, depending on the weather we'll catch a shuttle bus into the city and visit the Tivoli but if it is raining we'll stay aboard.
There's an image of our Formal Night Portrait from last Sunday at http://365project.org/tonydebont/365/2014-09-09
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony