Sunday, April 15, 2018

Day 96-100 At Sea

We are on our fifth sea day heading for Gambia with calm seas and bright sun.  Our on-board activities continue pace our days with early get-ups and even later evenings. Cyndi is filling the cabin with paintings and the cubbies with necklaces, bracelets, earrings and various other crafts as she completes her semester at the World Cruise Academy of Arts and Culture at Sea.  These classes and related homework assignments keep her going, as well as happy hour, lunch meetings, late dinners, & America’s Test Kitchen.  

For my part, I’ve been attending Qi Gong & Tai Chi each morning beginning at 0800 and finishing at 1000.  Then it’s been Port City and county lectures that fill out each sea day morning.   No shortage of activities on this cruise.

Next will be our preparations for visits to Gambia & Senegal πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡³.

At the end of our second day, Friday the 13th, the Captain altered course ever so slightly such that we might cross the Prime Meridian and the Equator at their point of intersection:  00.00.00N, 000.00.00W, 00.00.00S, 000.00.00E.  This placed the bow of the ship in the Northern and Western hemispheres and spring while leaving the ship’s stern in the Southern and Eastern hemispheres and the autumn of the year! The Captain stated that this was his first opportunity in over 50 years at sea.  We had a great crossing party at 11:24pm in the ship’s Crows nest bar. 

The next day we had the official crossing of the equator, the king neptune initiation party, and it was a good one, better then any I have seen. 

Day 100 was a Galla night, based on a Las Vegas theme, “what happens on the Amsterdam stays on the Amsterdam” so we dressed in a Las Vegas theame too, me in my flapper dress and Ed in his white Dinner jacket with black shirt.  My dress was too big! I’ve lost so much weight on this cruise, I needed a size smaller, so the planed outfit didn’t quite work, but we had fun anyway. And when we arrived in our cabin later we had new pillow gifts, of luggage tags and luggage straps that have a combination! I’ve never seen those before. 
On another sea day many of the women, wore there African head dress, to crafts class this is a picture of us. 

We arrive in Gambia tomorrow morning at 0800.  We just received word our internet service has been somewhat restored, not fully, but we have some. 

Ed wrote all the above in the large print, and I sure appreciate his help. We hope to have the satilight collector fixed completely tomorrow, for now we'll take what we can get, it seem it was so hot in Lunda that it milted some of the wires, yeeks, I knew it was hot, but not that hot. 

Quotes: “To travel is to AWAKEN.”  - Lily Tsay

              “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”   - St. Augustin 
              “ Work, TRAVEL, Save, REPEAT.”  - A adventure

             “No matter WHERE YOU GO, there you are.”   - Buckaroo Banzai

1 comment:

  1. What a cool thing to be exactly at 0! This trip sounds so amazing, however it sounds as if you could use another cabin just for your treasures :) Just donate all your clothes and start buying new ones at your stops that fit. :)