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Northwest Across the Indian Ocean

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Another perfect morning with a spectacular sunrise to awaken the senses. Enjoyed breakfast on the open deck again until forced inside by a blindingly brilliant sun. Filled in some time on the port side of Deck 5 and struck up a conversation with a frequent traveller. He pointed out that there was an alternative to the South America cruise we have booked for March 2015. Will need to see if we can find a berth on that ship.

Attended the UFO and Sky Myths lecture by Lesa Moore, she presented some interesting factors that make travel to or from even the closest star not only unlikely but impractical from a financial viewpoint. Got to agree that UFOs continue to be totally fictional for me. The next lecture was by Peter Headley the topic was very interesting but his presentation was agonisingly boring. I'd love to have learnt more details of the Gallipoli landing but just couldn't stay interested beyond about 15 minutes.

Joined Jenny for lunch in the Steakhouse, a British-style Pub Lunch, she had 'Fish and Chips' and I had 'Breaded Prawns and Chips' and topped that off with a wine trifle. Excellent !!

After lunch I hunted down a brochure on South America cruises, the cruise described by the chap on Deck 5 is not listed so I'll have to see Tiffanie and see what's available. We've decided on a 49 day cruise out of Ft Lauderdale sailing on the Ruby Princess on 31 January 2015. The cruise obviously is more expensive but we are adding 18 days and the airfare to Ft Lauderdale should be cheaper than to Buenos Aires.

Watched the Matinée Movie "Captain Phillips", an high drama show staring Tom Hanks and running for 2 hrs 14 min. No time for a nap or siesta :-)
Great dinner again, "Surf & Turf" for me and a delicious chicken dish for Jenny. Learnt a little more about our waiter "Martin", he has a 25 year old son and two grandchildren. He has to be over 40 and darts about like a boxer.

Massive show tonight featured Stephen Fisher King from Sydney, born and raised in Canberra. Fabulous voice and amazing range of songs.
Will attempt to upload this, and the past two days, again tonight. The weather has been unbelievably calm but we've definitely sailed into a satellite black hole.

Clocks back one hour tonight and Komodo Island tomorrow.

I should have something more interesting to report tomorrow, meanwhile you can always follow this link which should take you to today's image on my 365 Project http://365project.org/tonydebont/365/2014-03-27

Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 06:05 Archived in Indonesia

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