The seas have been rough and the weather threatening for the last 24 hours. Its warm and humid but looks like this…..
A smaller number of people have showed up in the public spaces and to activities ie Bridge. This is, of course a good thing when it comes to the gym – you can get the elliptical or one of the weight machines eazzy peazzy. Also the electronic scale says your weight is 170 when the ship goes this way and 190 when it rolls the other so I select the lower number, declare victory and have a pastry for tea.
An addition, I hope not a sad addition, to the lost at sea club was this pathetic little bird sheltering on deck 5 out of the weather. Problem is that it is now one and a half days sailing away from shore and I have no clue whether or not they can fly such distances. Of course it might stay on board ‘till Easter Island and add to the ecological diversity there.
Frankie (one of the Entertainment officers) holds discussion groups each day. Todays discussion was about purchases people have made along the way that they wished to share with each other and ultimately about a “white elephant” sale he wishes to hold of extra / unwanted purchases. Merle can be seen with the microphone as she talks about her purchase of the hat and critters and creation of the Panamanian masterpiece. Many ooohs and aaahs were to be heard and all in the room were in awe.
Getting closer to Easter Island …. Really looking forward – just a reminder to all of what we are going to see.
BTW - Sam reminded us in his insightful (and underrecognized) responses that he had been in Lima and had gone to the Gold Museum - hope I got it right Prof :-)