Friday, 28 December 2012
28.12.2012 - 28.12.2012
Lots of clouds about this morning but managed to capture a number of pictures of the sunrise. It is a bit strange to be on a vessel that's moving at 40 KPH and rocking a little from side to side and trying to focus on the sun and the horizon. Fortunately there is sufficient light to capture at near 1/1000 of a second. Even so, some of them show signs of motion blur.
Jenny went off to her Knitters and Natters while I attended the Culinary Demonstration in the Vista Lounge. The Executive Chef and the Maitre d'Hotel created a most entertaining session and cooked some tasty dishes along the way. There were more people than could be seated in the lounge.
The lunch-time display on Deck 14 was an extensive demonstration of the Pastry Chef's art. Cakes of every type and shape set off by displays of the sugar craft. A massive sailing ship made entirely of white icing formed the centrepiece of the display. After lunch Jenny went to the Vista Lounge for the Passenger Talent Show while I listened to one of the young officers who explained the workings of the bridge and all the equipment used to guide and control the ship.
Back to the cabin and the daunting task of packing the cases for tomorrow's disembarkation. The most difficult is sorting through the accumulated paper-work and deciding what to keep. We've also added a few Kg in the form of clothing and duty-free whiskey.
We've managed to stuff everything into our cases, we made it fit but they may be somewhat over-weight. Our last dinner in the dining room and we enjoyed our meals. There was the traditional parade by the junior waiters and the galley staff carrying Bomb-Alaska to the sound of clapping and cheering from the diners. Bade our waiters farewell and returned to the cabin for our last night's sleep.
We are due to arrive at our birth just after 0700 tomorrow, about 13 hours from now.
All clocks go back another hour overnight.