Tuesday, 25 March 2014
25.03.2014 - 25.03.2014
The sunrise met all expectations this morning, starting with hints of splendour to come and finally a classic sunrise captured from the stern of the ship. There was lots of interesting craft dotted about the harbour as we approached our berth. By 09:30 we were secured and soon afterwards we proceeded ashore it was already getting hot.
We walked into town and visited a number of shops with one in particular catching Jenny's eye. She decide not to buy a lovely skirt with peacock feather images embroidered on it. About an hour later she decided she'd like to take another look at it. Only one problem, neither of us remembered where the shop was. Yes we found it and she bought it and even better it fits without modification.
We made our way back to the ship by about noon and were very thankful of the air-conditioned comfort of the ship's interior. We delighted the lady that cleans our cabin when we presented her with a small Kangaroo, I guess it is true that it is the thought that counts. After lunch we sent the girls an SMS text as it was to be our last contact within Australia.
We made our way to the Cabaret Lounge for the Afternoon Movie "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". There were only about a dozen of us there when it started and after the first 10 minutes there were lucky to be five left. I left and spent time in the Buffet drinking copious amounts of iced lemonade, it was so hot and humid !!
Another great dinner and then off to the evening show. There had been a change of guest entertainers in Darwin and the new ones had not had a chance to rehearse so one of the regular musicians "Sammy Goldstein" made a staring performance. Great piano playing, mediocre voice and occasionally funny jokes. As an all-round package he war a great showman and it was a lot of fun.
Back to the cabin to write up this epistle and sort through the 100+ images of today. I also took time to reflect on how much we are enjoying this ship, the crew is fantastic and because we are few in number there appears to be more opportunities to interact. The same applies to our fellow passengers, most of whom we've seen and many we've seen and briefly exchanged greetings. We will certainly take every future opportunity to sail on this or the sister ship again.
Clocks go back another 30 minutes tonight as we sail off to the first of two days at sea on our way to the Komodo Islands.
More of this boring drivel tomorrow and you can always follow this link which should take you to today's image on my 365 Project http://365project.org/tonydebont/365/2014-03-25
Cheers .. Tony