We are once again on the High Seas – This time heading into the mid-Pacific Ocean from the coast of South America. Our next port of call is Easter Island which is 3.5 days sailing from Callao.
Last night we went to our first showtime in the main showlounge. The show was put on by a troupe of Peruvian musicians, singers and dancers and it was a fantastic performance. We arrived too late for a decent seat (7.45pm for 8pm show) so we were at the very back and couldn’t get very good ‘photos. Wont make that mistake again. Similar local talent will come on board at all our major stops to do their traditional enetertainment. Merle is looking forward to the Haka.
This group was notable for the mix of Spanish (colonial) and Indio music and then a range of dances from the more formal classical Spanish dancing to Amazon Indian to a more modern Peruvian folk dance. The colors of the costumes were remarkable and really inspired Merle for her next creations.
The dancers pulled some of the audience onto the floor for their last number – check out the lady who was barely able to keep her slacks up!!
This morning Merle did a bit of shopping at dockside while I went to the gym; did yesterdays blog and then, after lunch, went to play Bridge (which I am really enjoying)
Its Saturday night at sea so needless to say we will go to bed early with a bottle of wine and watch a movie – tonight is Pride and Prejudice – have to see Colin Firth again