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Wet Windy Wellington

Saturday, 22 December 2012

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Damp blustery winds greeted us on arrival to Wellington. We procrastinated for quite some time and finally decided that we didn't need to get wet and cold so stayed aboard. I spent some of the morning posting some images on the 365 project.

Lunch at the Buffet where the choices were extensive and the quantity overwhelming. Spoke to one of the chefs about the left-over food and he confirmed that anything that was left was dumped. It almost makes you feel obliged to eat more so the waste is less.

After lunch we watched an unusual movie in the Theatre, according to the Patter it won a Best Picture Oscar. It was made in the style of the black and white silent movies. The plot is thin but the acting quite good. "The Artist" stars Jean Dujardin and John Goodman - didn't recognise either of them.

Dinner was very efficient tonight because one of the big tables in our service area was unoccupied, makes a big difference to the service at our table. The weather has also cleared as we leave port.

Tonight's show in the Theatre were the marvellous voices of the Platinum Tenors comprising Mana Farrell and Steven Graham. They joined the ship today and leave it tomorrow indicating that they've done this on a number of ships. As well as their awesome voices they paid homage to the crew who were far from family at this time of year. They also dedicated their final song to the families of the recent Connecticut massacre victims. They received a well deserved standing ovation.

Not a great day for photography so I'll have trouble selecting one for the 365 project. Short visit in Napier tomorrow, see you then.

Posted by greynomadm 00:36 Archived in New Zealand

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Such a waste dad. What a pity it can't be given to charities when they're docked!

Is Wellington ever anything but windy?

Can't wait to catch up with you when you get home. Missing you heaps.

Love Nat and the fam

by DrTard

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