Thursday 24th January 2013
Woke at 6:45am and ordered tea from room service but when I put the TV on for the ship route info the time said 6am, not 7am…our room clock had not been put back one hour…does that mean I’ve missed an hours sleep…boo hoo…but never mind we were wide awake anyway so we had an extra hour to catch up on the blog.
Still no TV signal today as we are still between satellite regions.
There was a Baggo rematch between the officers and guests at 10:30am this morning…the guests won again!!
We decided to just have a lazy afternoon by the pool as there are two evening outside events.
At 5:40pm the Captain sent a tanoy message to say that the conditions were perfect for the illusive green-flash sunset. It would have meant going to the front of the ship to see it and I was about to get into my evening bath so I cheated and watched the sunset via the TV forward facing bridge camera. I spoke to the Captain later and he confirmed there was no flash tonight after all but many guest were positive they saw ‘the flash’…too many cocktails perhaps!!
At 6:30pm there was an evening on deck with the officers, staff and crew. The international crew had produced hors d’oeuves representing their home culture and cuisine. The hotel, deck, engine and medical departments had their own bar stations around the pool area where they served unique cocktails. Music was by Duo Everest.
Then it was off to the main dining room for dinner before returning to the Sky Bar for ‘Opera Under The Stars’ with Anthony Stewart Lloyd and guest appearances by Heather Clancy, Loula Geater and Elise.
It was a mesmerising evening with stunning music performed under a star speckled sky. What a fabulous way to listen to light opera …as these wonderful voices soured into the night’s sky I thought that this is definitely something to be repeated on future cruises ….hope you’re reading this Seabourn.
Techie bits: On the 24th of January at 7am we were:
4° south and 122° west
Travelling on a compass course : 255°
Speed = 15.5 knots
Wind speed = 21 knots from east
Air temperature = 25°c (77°f)
Total nautical miles sailed = 5290
Depth = 4280 metres
Sunrise = 5:11am Sunset = 5:30pm