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First Sea Day - North Atlantic

Saturday, 20 September 2014

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Overnight the ship has provided a small hint to prove that she is indeed a ship and not a perfectly stable hotel. Speeding along at over 20 knots she is rolling just a tiny bit and pitching about 3°. Rolling is side to side motion almost totally managed by the stabilisers, pitching is end to end movement which can't be controlled. This would be a perfect ship for anyone nervous about motion sickness. There is hardly any motion at all.

Got up for my usual walk around Deck 18 and had breakfast with Jenny in the Horizon Court. With nothing planned for the morning we found some comfortable seats in 'Club 6' and kicked back to read our Kindles. Jenny claims I nodded off, must have been the ship's motion on the ocean.
Attended the port lecture for St John's Newfoundland, our next port of call. There are a good number of sea miles to cover before we get there.

Went up to Deck 16 and had a hamburger and fries from the Trident Grill and returned to the cabin and watch a movie on the TV. We've both heard of Groundhog Day but had never seen it. Strange plot but pleasant enough.

It was 'Formal Night' so quite a bit of preparation to make me look presentable, Jenny turned out pretty well as always. Lobster tails on the menu tonight and at least three out of four in our vicinity ordered it- me included.

After a leisurely dinner we made it to the early (19:00) show in the Theatre featuring the brilliant voice of Jennifer Fair. She presented both classical and popular numbers in a voice that reached notes I've never heard in a live show before. Amazing!!

Our ship continues to sail along at an amazing 22 knots and is barely ruffled by the wind and seas.

Another 25 hour day with the clock being put back another hour overnight.

There's an collage from the The Horizon Court/Bistro at http://365project.org/tonydebont/365/2014-09-20 Where lunch time on a sea-day with all passengers aboard makes for a busy time on Deck 16. This buffet area is a very popular dinning option. Open throughout the day there is self-service food available here from 05:00 to 23:00. In addition there is 24 hour Room Service and the International Café on Deck 5 for snacks 24/7.

Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 13:30 Archived in Ireland

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I am amazed at how stable you keep referring to the ship in its ability to handle nasty weather. That's great. But I'm sure hoping you get to see some sunshine soon. These meals you're enjoying have sounded awesome. And not having to cook or think about what to eat for this long a period must be wonderful for both of you.

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