Day 7 At Sea

Wednesday 23rd  January 2013

Woke this morning to find that there is no signal on any of the TV channels … could be something to do with us being about 1500 nautical miles from land in any direction!!

Kinesis this morning was based on boxing but let me tell you that boxing with pulleys in your hands with weights on the other end is really difficult and quite awkward to get into a rhythm … I can’t bear to think what Craig will dream up next!!

The Iron Chef Round 2 took place at 11.00am and the teams had to create a main course from the ingredients provided. There were a few changes in the teams today as apparently internal team politics took over.

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Today we received our certificates for transiting The Panama Canal and also for crossing the equator…what a lovely keepsake.

The Kiss

Alan had taken some lovely pictures of Vance and me at the Pollywogs ceremony on Monday and as I have total editorial control I have decided to add them to today’s picture show ….. power, power … Vance says power mad!!

People have asked how we manage with 10 days at sea but there is so much to do (besides relaxing by the pool) that there never seems to be enough hours in the day to fit everything in … and that’s even with the extra hour we are getting every other day at the moment. Today for example we had the choice of Bridge lessons, The Iron Chef Contest, Painting lessons, Team Trivia, Special interest lectures, Dance Classes, Shuffleboard or you could just go to Seabourn Square to chat, read or have coffee. Phew…  I feel exhausted just listing everything.

You may be interested in the split of guest nationalities on board for this segment of the world cruise. This is:  Australia 17, Belgium 4, Canada 21, Colombia 1, Denmark 6, Germany 24, France 7, Ireland 1, Italy 4, New Zealand 1, Netherlands 6, Sweden 5, Switzerland 3, Spain 1, South Africa 2, United Kingdom 80, United States 153, Japan 2, Luxembourg 2.

We are about 100 short of the full guest capacity – probably because of the number of sea days in this segment – but you don’t know what you are missing folks or as Julia Roberts once said in Pretty Woman …. Big Mistake!!

Clocks back another hour tonight …. now 9 hours behind UK time.

Techie bits: On the 23rd of January at 7:30am we were:
2° south and 115° west
Travelling on a compass course : 256°
Speed = 16 knots
Wind speed = 14 knots from east
Air temperature = 24°c (75°f)
Total nautical miles sailed = 4873
Depth = 4240 metres
Humidity 66%
Sunrise = 5:46am  Sunset = 6:00pm