Mostly cloudy again today with the waves increasing to 11-12 feet high. Temperatures are still around 80 degrees.
04.25.2013 - 04.25.2013
Day 8 was another relaxing day cruising through the rolling sea.
We tried breakfast in a little corner of the Horizon Lounge on the forward 15th deck. Limited to coffee, juice, pastries and a little fruit, it seemed to be a popular breakfast stop for the professional crew members.
The two of us headed to the Marina auditorium at 9:30 a.m. for the second lecture on Captain Bligh, the mutiny on the Bounty, and Pitcairn Island. Afterwards, Susie retired to the library while John walked around the track a few times and then found a quiet spot on deck to work on yesterday’s newsletter.
Our lunch rendezvous was at the Waves Café on the pool deck. Susie tried a Swedish hot dog and John opted for a Panini sandwich. Of course, we could not leave without having a little ice cream.
A presentation entitled “30,000 Years of Art History in 60 Minutes” took place back in the Marina auditorium after lunch, which we took in just for something to do. Later in the afternoon, we met Jerry and Michelle in “The Boardroom” for a game of Scrabble. There is quite a selection of games available to play here, from board games to Rummy Cubes to cards. Plenty of activities to keep us busy.
At 4:00 p.m., the four of us moved into the Horizon Lounge for afternoon tea. Tea is served every day at this time, accompanied by finger sandwiches, cookies and sweets. Today was special, however, because it was “Chocoholic Tea Time”. Yes, indeed, more chocolate cakes, pastries, pies, and bars than you could imagine were set out on tables...and were brought to our tableside on big serving carts. Needless to say, we shamelessly spoiled our dinners by over-indulging in chocolate!
The two of us headed back to our stateroom to let the chocolate treats settle and digest. We sat back and watched a little television. Later in the evening, we ordered a salad from room service just so we had something healthy before bedtime. Finally we spent a little time reading and then drifted off to sleep.
Tomorrow we were scheduled to visit Pitcairn Island, where the Mr. Christian and the rest of the HMS Bounty’s mutinous crew found refuge in the 1700’s. However, it was announced to all of us that due to a medical emergency on board our ship, we will bypass Pitcairn and sail directly to Easter Island. Pitcairn is very small and has no airport, so we will sail at full speed to Easter Island where there is an air strip available for medical evacuation. We are sad that Pitcairn will be missed, but the options in this remote area of the globe are limited. So tomorrow we will have one more unplanned day at sea.