Tuesday, 25 October 2016
25.10.2016 - 25.10.2016
As expected the published sunrise time was off by about 50 minutes. Despite an extended wait there was no rewarding image. I took some insurance shots in the Adagio Bar on Deck 16 and knocked some of them together as a collage. After a disappointing start to the day had breakfast with Jenny and prepared for our respective days. Jenny joined the Knitters and I retired to the International Cafe to read.
Attended Peter Anderson's talk on the planet Jupiter, that planet's characteristics are incredible and were a true revaluation to me. His talk was followed by an edited preview of the Reflections DVD, an on-board production encompassing images from events on-board and ashore. We've already decided to buy their production as their coverage is much more extensive than my images.
Just before lunch, Evon provided a concise and coherent overview of the War in the Pacific from the pressures that forced Japan to attack Pearl Harbor through to the Battle of the Coral Sea which marked the turning point. She will present the conclusion on the next sea day.
After lunch with Jenny I went off to listen to a fellow passenger in the Explorer Lounge. Merry Simmons provided an impressive array of tips and advice on how to inexpensively publish in print. She created the impression that there were many ways to avoid editorial and setup costs in taking a book to the Print On Demand market. She has self-published a number of romantic novels and hinted that while she hasn't made a fortune, she covers her costs.
Returned to the cabin to find that Jenny's key-card had failed her again and she had forgotten that I was attending that talk at that time. I suspect she called me many unkind names thinking I was asleep while she bashed on the door.
Italian Night in the dinning room and almost exclusively Italian dishes on the Menu. Lovely meal as always. Off to the Theatre to check out the Comedian. Tom Briscoe from New York managed to deliver a series of jokes, one liners and outrageous stories that had an air of truth about them. His reluctance to visit a doctor hit home with most in the audience.
Due to arrive in Phuket tomorrow morning where we have a tour booked. We will also experience our first tender operation on this ship. Using the collage of the Adagio Bar for today's image; you can view my photo by following this link to the image of the collage.
Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony.