At Sea – On Our Way To Port Elizabeth

Saturday February 4th – Day 31

We rounded the Cape Of Good Hope this morning – couldn’t see anything as we were too far from land.

On the daily itinerary in the Seabourn Herald today was prize game Baggo at 3:30pm. This is the first Baggo game of the cruise as someone – no names – had mislaid the Baggo board and bags. Following last year’s success perhaps I can win a new Seabourn peak to replace the one lost yesterday.

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It’s ok Seabourn you are off the hook as one of the guests on board read my comment on yesterdays blog and very kindly gave me a replacement peak…thanks Nick and Debbie.
New South African wines arrived on board yesterday – rumour has it there are 7000 bottles…enough for a few weeks!!

No Baggo…more technical problems as apparently they now have the board but not the bags so we played a “hole in one” putting competition instead – which is very difficult on a ship that is rolling and pitching…and I won!!  I told Vance I’d better join the golf club when I get home…he went very quiet and then changed the subject…..guess we all know what that means!!

Fabulous late afternoon temperature on the sundeck – with a warm balmy breeze – perfect.

Tonight we dined with the captain and his wife Juvy on their hosted table and what a coincidence – we met Peter and his wife Andrea who live two doors away from our friends Steve and Maggie in Guernsey…small world!!

Techie bits: At 8am we were:
35° south and 20°east
Travelling on a compass course of 098°
Speed = 14 knots
Apparent wind speed = 35 knots off the bow
Air temperature = 21°c (70°f)
Total nautical miles sailed = 8896
Depth = 114 metres
Humidity 67%
Sunrise = 6am  Sunset = 7.44pm