Wednesday, 19 March 2014
19.03.2014 - 19.03.2014
My morning didn't start too well, I messed up the resetting of the clock so woke up an hour earlier than required. We had embarked the Pilot at 03:00 and were well into the channel of Morton Bay by the time we had first light. I walked a number of circuits of Deck 10 and was joined by Jenny for breakfast. By the time the sun rose we were well into the Brisbane River and the sunrise was almost directly astern.
After breakfast we filled in some time reading our Kindles before going ashore at about 09:00 to meet up with Len - a fellow passenger from March 2012. Other passengers from the March 2012 cruise, Mike and Rachael, had arranged with Len to pick us up. We had a most enjoyable trip out of the City and up to the hinterland village of Mt Tambourine. Breathtakingly beautiful forests forests as we climbed the escarpment. We stopped for coffee and drove back to the ship to arrive there just before 14:00.
After a relaxed lunch we returned to the cabin to sort through this morning's images and scribble some words. I made up for the very early start and studied the inside of my eyelids for an hour or two. Woke up in time to watch the ship slip her lines and head off down the Brisbane River.
Then it was time for another gathering in the dining room. An excellent dinner as always with far too many delicious choices. A quick visit to the cabin and then on to the Cabaret Lounge for a great show. The orchestra played a series of tunes before the show started with the singers and dancers performing a very energetic routine.
After a lengthy introduction by the Cruise Director each of his staff made a short appearance. Then the main act came on. The man with a million voices - Denny McMaster had us in stitches with his jokes and flawless impersonations. With the time now after 21:30 there isn't much more fuel in the tank to do more than write up these final words and hit the hay. I will upload this lot tomorrow.
A sea-day tomorrow so there will be more on-board activities.
This link should take you to today's images on my 365 Project http://365project.org/tonydebont/365/2014-03-19
Cheers .. Tony