Tuesday, 16 September 2014
16.09.2014 - 16.09.2014
Due to an error in the daily newsletter, the Princess Patter, I arrived on Deck 18 intending to capture the 05:24 sunrise. Not sure who made the calculations but they were off by at least an hour. Even allowing an extra hour, there was no visible sunrise as there was solid overcast from horizon to horizon.
By 07:00 I joined Jenny for breakfast in an almost deserted Horizon Court, it was as if the bulk of the passengers were still working to yesterday's time-zone. Back to the cabin and we collected our Kindles and made our way to the broom cupboard that is designated the "Library". We were looking for an atlas so that we could could confirm the relative location for the next three ports.
Read for a while and then moved into the Theatre for Loie Lennon's lecture on our visit to Cobh in the Republic of Ireland. It will be the third in a sequence of daily ports and it looks like we'll be kept quite busy.
There was absolutely no need to attend Angela's Future Cruises Presentation but I love the energy that lady generates and we have previously picked up some great tips and deals from her.
A late lunch and then I took the camera for a walk to try and capture a view of an item or a space. The sea was flat and grey as was the sky. The pool area was largely deserted so I prowled the lower decks. I snapped a general view of the central atrium referred to as the Piazza which reaches up from Deck 5 to the ceiling of Deck 7. It is used for many informal group activities throughout the day. Today there are 13 activities scheduled for this space. Additionally there are speciality cafés and bars that surround the space on Decks 5, 6 and 7.
Enjoyed our dinner again tonight and the show was quite entertaining featuring the ventriloquist Kieran Powell who cleverly joked and sang his way through 45 minutes.
Given the very early start this morning I'm feeling quite weary and I'm quite ready to hit the cot.
Glasgow, Scotland tomorrow with a booked Excursion from 09:00 to 17:30.
There's an image of the atrium taken from Deck 7 at http://365project.org/tonydebont/365/2014-09-16
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony