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Sea Day Three - Sailing to Fiji

Thursday, 30 January 2014

A relatively calm sea, wind about 30 knots and almost total cloud cover this morning. No joy with regard to the sunrise leaving me with a dilemma as to what to capture aboard.

Our routine for sea days is pretty well established, breakfast, read, attend talks, read, lunch, read, watch a movie, get ready for dinner. Each day the same and yet slightly varied. Interesting people met, crew members who are especially attentive. Individuals who ask "Which way is the Theatre ??" A little old lady having trouble getting her cabin door open. The vacuum system that flushes the toilet bowl fails, ring the front desk, someone presses a button, problem solved. Each event quite insignificant but memorable.

After lunch we decided to watch the Afternoon Movie - "Blue Jasmine" staring Cate Blanchett, we walked out 40 minutes into it. Jenny had been nudging me because I was nodding off, so decided to snooze properly -in bed.

Enjoyable dinner and great conversation with the couple on the other half of the table. Originally there had been a privacy screen between us- their request not ours. After a few evenings they asked if we'd mind if it was removed. We agreed and it was whisked away. There was a belated change to the itinerary due to some massive rain storm and flooding at Port Denarau, we are now making for Suva.

Jenny attended the show and I stayed back in the cabin to read and snooze. Quickly fell asleep to the vigorous rocking of the ship, we both find it soothing.

This link should take you to today's image on my 365 Project http://365project.org/tonydebont/365/2014-01-30
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 15:57 Archived in Fiji

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