On Our Way To Isla Catalina, Dominican Republic – 2 Days At Sea

Day 1: A sunny start so we were quickly settled on our sunbeds on the pool deck.

Soon it was time for the noon Corona Extra beer ritual – and amazingly some of the staff remembered and our beer was waiting for us at the strike of 12… Vance will soon get the others trained up!!

It was cloudy in the afternoon but I was fooled by the strength of the sun and now have red arms to prove it.

We ate in the Colonnade tonight as it was a Thai menu …starting with Thai fish cakes with a sweet and sour cucumber relish followed by Thai green chicken curry and also spicy beef stir fry … yes we had both as we couldn’t decide which to choose …hope it’s the low calorie variety of Thai food!!

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After a quick drink in The Club we decided on an early night and came back to our suite at 11pm to find the clocks had gone forward one hour so it was now midnight. What a time to lose an hour because we have to get up early tomorrow for our first Kinesis class at 8:30am.

Techie bits: On the 7th of January at 7am we were:
25° north and 076° west
Travelling on a compass course of 122°
Speed = 16.5 knots
Apparent wind speed = 12 knots from east
Air temperature = 23°c (73°f)
Total nautical miles sailed = 195
Depth = 200 metres
Humidity 66%
Sunrise = 6:54am  Sunset = 5:13pm

Day 2: I don’t believe it … it’s raining but luckily we are indoors for our Kinesis class with instructor Craig. We both found it really hard and realised how out of condition we are … must work harder!!

Panic over as it’s sunny again so after a quick shower we enjoyed a lazy alfresco breakfast on The Colonnade – we deserved it.

Spent the morning on deck catching the rays. Vance enjoyed his complimentary Seabourn massage while I went to Baggo and guess what … I came first (Vance pointed out that there was only one player – me!!)

At 12 noon we had our ritual beer where we were joined by four of our UK friends Irene & Alan and Margaret & Brian luckily they didn’t all drink Coronas … we don’t want to run out!!

Our noon drink turned into a boozy lunch at The Grill where we all ate together before retiring to our sun beds again at 3pm – yes it was a long lunch.

Tonight it was the first ‘formal’ night onboard but we were invited for pre-dinner drinks by Suzy & Lance in their beautiful suite at the front of the ship and we all decided not to go formal in the main restaurant but to dine in The Colonnade. It was a similar menu as in the main restaurant but without the dress code. Vance couldn’t decide on lobster or Chateaubriand so the waiter suggested that he had both – surf  & turf – that’s what you call Seabourn Service – all washed down with some fine wines of course.

When we returned to our suite the bed was decorated with beach towels, Evian face spray and an umbrella…hope it’s for the sun and not the rain!! … for tomorrow’s caviar in the surf and beach BBQ.

Techie bits: On the 8th of January at 8am we were:
20° north and 071° west
Travelling on a compass course of 130°
Speed = 13 knots
Apparent wind speed = 22 knots from east
Air temperature = 24°c (75°f)
Total nautical miles sailed = 587
Depth = 3350 metres
Humidity 66%
Sunrise = 7:25am  Sunset = 6:22pm

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  1. Blonnie Garrison

    Looks like you two are living the life!! We were just down in Miama and Key West in November celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary. You are much further south. I bet it feels so nice and warm…just close your eyes and drink in the breeze on your skin! Take care and have a glass of wine each for Jaybird and me! Love to you! 😀

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