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First Sea Day

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Up early for the sunrise due at 0601. There was a slight delay due to the many clouds but eventually there was a spectacular showing as the sun and clouds interacted. Back to the cabin for a shower then off to breakfast.

Ordered some whiskey for our house-minder then took the laptop to the Internet lounge to try and sort out the connections issue. I've spent many fruitless hours both last night and this morning attempting to establish an account. The IT manager has tried many things and this has him stumped. The strange thing is that we're on the same ship as the one to New Zealand only a few months ago and everything worked fine. We will try another browser later today.

Jenny's off to some craft event and we met in the Horizon Court for lunch. Listened to Linda's Destination Presentation in the Theatre. It was one of the best we've attended.

Back to the Internet Lounge to be informed that the issue is not confined to my lap-top and that an alternate browser had also failed to solve the issue. The very helpful manager has logged a ticket with his home base where the issue is being investigated. It appears that tablets, smart phones and MacBooks are having no problems. We've concluded it is some recent update to Windows that is not compatible with their interface.
We succumbed to the motion of the vessel and were rocked off to sleep for a while but made it to the dining room for dinner. Another enjoyable meal and both waiters Crispin and Alexander are starting to learn our strange manners. Hot water for Jenny is now described as crystal clear and decaffeinated, straight from the boilers in the bowels of the ship.

Lingered over a plate of cheeses and fruit then made our way to the Vista Lounge for a movie, simply titled 'Rush'. We lasted all of ten minutes, some story about the antics of Nikki Lauder and James Hunt and lots of noisy racing cars.

Back to the cabin to write up this tale. With luck I'll get it posted some time soon.

This link should take you to today's image on my 365 Project http://365project.org/tonydebont/365/2014-01-26

More tomorrow as we sail towards The Isle of Pines - our second sea day.

Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 20:16 Archived in Australia

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