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Rounding Cape York

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Another tropical morning starting with an interesting sunrise and a stiff walk around the jogging track. Enjoyed a breakfast on the Aft Deck and then visited the Internet Café to upload blogs and images from the past two days. Jenny went off for Tai Chi and I read the Kindle until the Lecture by Peter Headley about the Gold Rush in the eighteen fifties.

Went out on deck to watch the ship sail past the islands that lead us into the Arafura Sea. The sun was scorching with a totally clear sky and yet there were people 'sun bathing', they must not have heard the message regarding skin cancers. Had our lunch before heading to the Cabaret Lounge for the lecture on identifying the stars and other objects in the sky. Lesa Moore presented a bewildering array of sky-charts and impressive photography of the night sky.

The Afternoon Matinée featured another excellent movie, "Nebraska". Shot entirely in B&W it told as poignant story with some great characters and frequent humour. There was just enough time to get changed before dinner. Italian Night tonight all the waiters dressed in red or green striped tops looking like either escaped prisoners or Italian Gondoliers :-) The Italian themed Menu was excellent and culminated in my favourite desert - .
Tonight's entertainment was a second performance from "Livewire" playing different songs to their show last Tuesday. I felt the volume of sound from the instruments and the band drowned out their voices making impossible to hear the lyrics.

Back to the cabin to finish writhing this note and then it is off to sleep. Sunrise tomorrow is scheduled for 07:18, quite late. The sunrise should be on the stern as we continue Westward towards Darwin.

This link should take you to today's image on my 365 Project http://365project.org/tonydebont/365/2014-03-23
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 05:22 Archived in Australia

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