Thursday, 20 October 2016
20.10.2016 - 20.10.2016
Started the day by doing battle with the flakey Internet, today requiring three re-connections to get through. The Daily Patter had the wrong time for the sunrise and we spent an extra 30 minutes scanning the horizon for any sign. According to the Patter it was due at 06:16, the first hint was visible at 06:38. This inaccuracy is remarkable as the predictions are normally within a minute.
Breakfast and then my regular lectures. Lyndon Jolley, the Destination Expert on what to do and where to go in Cochin. Following on Peter Anderson provided his insight to the practicality of Space Travel and Extra Terrestrial Life. Neither even remotely likely in the foreseeable future. A quick break for lunch and back to the Theatre foe Evon Anderson's lecture on the sinking of the "Lusitania" with its tragic loss of life.
Made a bad decision and stayed in the Theatre for the Afternoon Movie. I was seduced by the name Joanna Lumley. The totally ridiculous movie was "Absolutely Fabulous - the Movie" I'd have left but was in the middle of a long crowded row.
There are lots of grumbles about the India Visa. Some paid for the Visa because they were convinced that they couldn't board the ship without one. It now appears that the Visa is only required if you intend to go ashore. Then there are wildly varying costs quoted, up to US$500 for a couple, ours were AU$85 each. No doubt Princess will cop the blame.
Enjoyed our dinner and decided that another vocalist in the Theatre was too much so we retired to the cabin and the Kindles. Clocks go forward by 30 minutes tonight so no doubt the sunrise time will be a bit of a lottery.
We continue to sail SouthEast towards the West coast of India.
I've used a my best image of the 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.