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Sea Day 2 of 6

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

A hot humid fog surrounds the ship as we continue to sail toward Dubai. The fog filtered the sunrise and provided an opportunity to play with some settings on the camera. It was very quiet in the Horizon Court at 06:45 and it took little time to complete breakfast. Back to the cabin to await the start of the scheduled Pirate Drill. In addition to the basic physical actions we were advised that if ordered to hit the deck we should do so. The concern being possible glass shrapnel from broken windows in the event of a small arms attack. The incidence of Pirate attack has been reduced to almost zero as a result of increased patrols by Navy Vessels.

Attended the Captains Chat in the Theatre, a well conducted session and many little insights revealed. It takes about 30 years to gain command of a ship in the Princess fleet. A little quicker recently with a number of new ships coming on line. Within the Carnival Corporation the Princess Line is responsible for Senior Officer Training and also includes providing lecturers for the naval college in Amsterdam.

A light lunch and then attended Evon Anderson"s talk on the Republican Candidate for the US Presidency. There's no doubt that he's a sharp operator and used his money and friends to avoid bankruptcy. Often walking off with a profit when his partners were left holding the baby. All in all an unscrupulous individual who was interested in surviving regardless of cost to others.

Back to the cabin for some shuteye and off to dinner, excellent as always although I was lacking in appetite. Decided to give the entertainment a miss and spent some time setting the time on the various devices an hour forward.

For today's image I put together a two image collage of this morning's sunrise you can view my photo by following this link to the image of the Sunrise

Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony.

Posted by greynomadm 18:58 Archived in United Arab Emirates

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