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Crossing the Equator - Sea Day Two

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The Emerald Princess continues to sail at about 20 knots on a South South Easterly course into the South China Sea on our way to the port of Benoa on the island of Bali.

Event of note was the wash-out of the Equator Crossing Ceremony due to a torrential rain storm just as the setup was to commence. There was over two inches of water across the open decks. The rain stopped just as the cancellation was announced. Funny thing was the substantial crowd who didn't get the message and stood around at the appointed time. Even when a second announcement was made and there were no signs that the event would take place they lingered along the vantage points.

My activities include a forlorn attempt to capture a sunrise, a lecture on the formation of our planet and the evolution of life, and Evon's talk on the disastrous offensive of Gallipoli.

Throw in a breakfast and lunch and that's my day. Jenny continues to enjoy the activities and company of the ladies in the Knitting Group.

The highlight of the day is dinner. Havier, our waiter and Chris his assistant treat us as friends and we have a relaxed relationship. We talk about our day and they share bits about theirs. By being at the door when it opens we have their undivided attention until the rest of the crowd builds up.

Tonight's entertainment is an all new show by Jon Darsk. I made sure Jenny came too and I was surprised and delighted that the show truly was "all new". He pounded that keyboard and with the backing of the Emerald Show-band put on a performance that deserved the standing ovation.

We have another sea day tomorrow before we reach Bali on Friday.

With a failure of the sunrise I focused on the texture of the clouds again this morning and forms the feature image for today you can view my photo by following this link to the image.

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

Posted by greynomadm 06:22 Archived in Indonesia

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