Date: 24th December 3022
Because it is Christmas I treated myself to some yogurt as well as my usual cereal for breakfast
Once again it is a cloudy morning but warm – 30°C at a guess, during my walk there was even a few spots of rain but nothing spectacular. I notice that my knee is hurting a bit so instead of the stairs at the stern of the boat I kept to the one level for the last couple of circuits. Out of interest I timed my regular morning walk – it takes five and a half minutes to do the circuit with the stairs. I usually see the same people every morning doing exactly the same thing (except they do it much faster).
The weather soon brightened up and I took a trip round the ship’s upper decks to get some photos before the rest of the passengers were fully awake.
In this photo I have marked my cabin balcony with an X. It is taken from the top of the bridge (see first photo above).
The weather has been pretty good so far apart from the wet day in Noumea. As we are at sea the whole time until we reach Sydney the weather doesn’t really matter, in fact a storm would be interesting to see.
Went down to the Lobby to see the promised snow but it was packed. The weather meanwhile had gone from grey to brilliant sunshine and an almost cloudless sky. It was still a bit humid but the temperature is probably in the low 30s. Really nice on the upper ‘decks. I even lashed out on an ice cream.
All the swimming pools looked full as I walked past but the ship had picked up some interested flying visitors.
I presume, but have no idea, that they are Albatrosses , they glided around the front of the ship for hours, I tried to take some pictures of them with very limited success. We are hundreds of kilometres from any land by now, heading SSW but currently still north of about Rockhampton
At Last!!! A proper variety show, Christmas themed (well, you can’t have everything ) three quarters of an hour of dancing and singing – about time too. They even used the snow making machine (I hadn’t missed much in the lobby) and had a singalong.
BTW: All the photos taken in the theatre were taken with my phone so mediocre quality