Sunday, 6 November 2016
06.11.2016 - 06.11.2016
The sun rose into a featureless sky as we continued our route Southward to Fremantle. The usual trip to the Horizon Court for breakfast and was surprised that there were no prunes on offer. I've been eating a dose of those to maintain regularity. Today's schedule has nothing much that appeals to me so I spent most of the day on the balcony. The breeze was comfortable, the chair less so but I managed to complete another book.
A quick trip to the buffet for my lunch and shared a muffin with Jenny in the cabin. Back up to deck 15 for an Ice Carving Demonstration where the skilled carver reduced a solid block of ice to the image of an eagle in just 15 minutes. I had some difficulty establishing a vantage point and the ice was difficult to capture in the camera.
There's a saying that "The devil makes work for idle hands." In my idleness I dwelt on some of the little issues that have taken the edge of this cruise. That was transformed into a list of issues with an opening statement "If this cruise on the Emerald Princess had been our first with Princess there would have been serious doubts about booking another". Funny isn't it that after about 370 happy days on board Princess ships we're so disenchanted.
Dressed up for the formal night and enjoyed a great meal in the dinning room. Tonight's entertainment was provided by an exuberant Patrick McMahon. His show was very clever and best suited for a rowdy country BBQ, seemed inappropriate for a room full of formally dressed elders.
A full set of lectures to fill in a few hours tomorrow on our third sea day before Fremantle.
A collage of images from the Ice Carving 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.