Thursday, 3 November 2016
03.11.2016 - 03.11.2016
The weather is variable with light rain, some sunny intervals and generally a continuation of the last few days. We continue to sail on calm sea and averaging 20 knots as we make for Bali.
The highlight of this morning's lectures was Evon's coverage of the life and career of Sir John Monash authoritatively considered the most brilliant commander in the war on the Western Front. She credits him with developing the tactic that was later used by the German Blitzkrieg.
Lunch with Jenny and nothing of consequence to fill the afternoon. Spent some hours catching up with the real world by watching the BBC World News on the stateroom TV. There isn't much in the way of 'good' news. Trump and Clinton compete with the Battle for Mosul for air time.
After dinner we attended a show in the Explorer Lounge. The act was titled "2 Minds Combined" and comprised a couple with some clever magic routines. The best feature of their act was their ability to react and carry on when the lights were unexpectedly interrupted repeatedly. A nice little show despite the technical difficulties.
Received our 'Certificates' in recognition of the crossing of the equator yesterday. The names and date have been left blank, another example of maladministration !! We have a number of these already and it is largely meaningless to us, but to those who crossed for the first time it will be a disappointment.
We have a tendered port in Bali tomorrow, we will be anchored well off shore and the trip in the tender is expected to be about 45 minutes each way.
Waited long enough for the sun to rise above the clouds and this late showing 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.