3 Days At Sea

Friday, Saturday & Sunday January 27th To January 29th – Days 23, 24 & 25

Friday – Have now left St. Helena and have the next three days at sea before reaching Namibia. This is just as well as I feel terrible this morning as I have the sore throat that seems to be sweeping around the ship – Vance says I’ve just been talking too much – not true!!  Feeling so bad that I am just having a quiet day in the shade feeling sorry for myself…. although I did manage to soldier on and imbibe in our noon day cold beer – good for the throat!!

Have managed to get some photos of the Fashion & Jewellery show from last week…thank you Juvy for the photos.

It’s Saturday now and still not feeling 100% but Graeme our executive chef has invited us to lunch and a catch-up. He has cooked Vance and I a Brit meal so we joined him in the main dining room at 1pm for individual meat pies with English cut chips and Heinz baked beans with HP brown sauce…..delicious.

Clocks forward another half an hour today at 2pm making it then 2:30pm…hmm less snooze time…but made up for it by having a really early night after a quiet meal for just the two of us.

Sunday – last day at sea. Feeling a lot better today so back out in the sun and had lunch at the Patio Grill after, of course, our noon day beer.  Rumour has it that there are now only two Coronas left on board the ship….disaster …what will we do …..hope they manage to get some more in Namibia tomorrow or we will be on rations (one bottle between two) until Cape Town.

Another half an hour today at 2pm so we are now two hours ahead of British time. Not sure I like this west to east travelling losing time every couple of days…. thank goodness next year we’ll be cruising east to west again and getting an extra hours sleep from time to time…although losing a complete day when we eventually cross the International  Date Line.

Kinesis this afternoon and even though the ship was rocking and rolling our instructor Marvin ‘The Stritch’ – decided that the Kinesis wall exercises would be supplemented with the balance board. Needless to say I fell off a few times.

Went to the show tonight in The Grand Salon with the new cast who joined the ship in Rio. The show was called ‘Unforgettable’ with tributes to Rosemary Clooney (Vance says ‘Who’s she…George’s wife’), Perry Como and Nat King Cole. It wasn’t our cup of tea but their voices were fabulous.

Techie bits: At 8am we were:
21° south and 9°west
Travelling on a compass course of 114°
Speed = 15.5 knots
Apparent wind speed = 26 knots off the starboard bow
Air temperature = 21°c (70°f)
Total nautical miles sailed = 7700
Sea depth = 3800 metres
Humidity = 67%