Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sea Days

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The good news is that we did, indeed, leave Valletta, but it was early Tuesday morning before we started out. The Chief Engineer said last night that he hadn’t gotten to bed until 3:30, so we can only imagine. The engineer also said he was grateful that the malfunction had occurred in harbor rather than at sea. How reassuring.

We had a very relaxing day at sea – trivia, naps, casino. It’s not a bad life, really. D is still ahead at the blackjack table, but it was touch-and-go for a while last night. Before dinner, though, we attended a cocktail reception given ostensibly by the captain. Most of the guests were passengers who had embarked in Athens last week. We are not sure why we were invited, but this affair was much less crowded than the earlier one. There probably weren’t more than 50 people there, not counting the staff, so it was very relaxed. The March 23 reception had us crammed into the Crow’s Nest, practically fighting for seats. Last night, waiters came to us to take drink orders. It was oh so veddy civilized.

We are still not sure of our arrival time in Cadiz, but we don’t care. This is the one port in the sequence since Florence where we have no tour planned. We expect to get off the ship and wander around, but we will have no time pressures. People who have booked tours, especially private tours, must be sweating bullets. Our last planned excursion is set for Friday when we dock in Lisbon and then we are free.

The last two days have been very relaxed; we feel we have earned them and are looking forward to the Atlantic crossing so we can even more days of nothing.

1 comment:

  1. I knew that you two believed in the Easter Bunny, but the Tooth Fairy was a shock!! I'm really enjoying the FoodBytes, Davey! Radar says,"Bark, Bark, Bark, Woof, Woof!!" translation= "I miss you both!"