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 🇸🇳.
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.
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.