First Of 10 Days At Sea

Thursday 17th January 2013

At 8am this morning we went to Kinesis again. Today Craig worked mainly on our arms…it was hard…hope I can still lift my Corona at noon.

At about 1:30pm the Captain gave an announcement that there was a medical emergency on board and that he was turning the ship around and was returning to Fuerte Amador. We are now travelling at about 22 knots so that we can get back as soon as possible.

Tonight is the Chef’s Dinner in the main restaurant and Irene & Alan invited us and Margaret & Brian to dine with them so Nicholas the restaurant manager reserved us a lovely table and the feast began.

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Champagne In The Pool

The menu consisted of six courses and included the red snapper that we had bought in the main fish market while shopping with the chef in Fuerte Amador the day before. It was a delicious menu but much too much food … for us!! – a true Seabourn event.

Then it was off to the Grand Salon to hear Heather Clancy the assistant cruise director give her one women show which brought an up to date twist to classical music.

Then it was down to The Club for after show drinks. There was lots of dancing and of course cocktails where I was introduced to one called a ‘Lemon Drop’  …  vodka and limoncello … it was deadly… and we all sang Happy Birthday to Ania from Duo Everest – Vance says she is definitely the better looking of the pair…sorry Darek!!

We finally arrived back at Fuerte Amador at 11.00pm. The passenger was disembarked and the ship took on more fuel and we were on our way again to the south seas. Even though we have gone back on ourselves by nearly a day the Captain clearly intends to catch up on time and distance over the next few days as it was definitely full speed ahead.

When we got back to our suite we found our 200 Seabourn sailing days Tiffany lapel pins were waiting for us. Clocks went back another hour tonight so we are now six hours behind GMT. Time for bed…zzzzzzz

Techie bits: On the 17th of January at 7:30am we were:
7° north and 080° west
Travelling on a compass course : 230°
Speed = 16 knots
Wind speed = 18 from north
Air temperature = 25°c (77°f)
Total nautical miles sailed =2296
Depth = 380 metres
Humidity 67%
Sunrise = 6:38am  Sunset = 6:23pm

One thought on “First Of 10 Days At Sea

  1. Rex Lees

    Helen, I am most surprised you have only just found Lemon Drops, they are my favorite too. It surprising though it depend on who makes them they do taste differently.


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