Saturday, 5 November 2016
05.11.2016 - 05.11.2016
The sun rose this morning to a sky with scattered clouds somewhat less dense than those recently encountered. The event was less than spectacular but kept me entertained for almost an hour as I tried to capture the best possible images. After that we entered into the regular Sea Day routine with Jenny heading for the nightclub after breakfast and I prepared for a series of lectures.
The first lecture was by Lyndon Jolley on our next destination - Fremantle and Perth, outlining a number of places of interest and the best means of getting around.
There was then an extended break as the Crossing the Equator Ceremony was enacted on Deck 15. Many hundreds of passengers occupied the various vantage points to see a selection of volunteers alow themselves to be subjected to unpleasant applications of raw eggs, sticky pasta, sauces and other harmless and colourful substances. The weather was kind but the even missed any authenticity being two sailing days late.
From there I spent an hour in the Theatre listening to Tiffanie, the future cruise consultant, temp me with an overview of 23 cruises available from Australian and nearby Asian ports between now and May 2018. A quick dash to the International Cafe for a Steak Pie before returning for a session with Evon Anderson addressing the history of the Kimberly region through to the current mineral boom.
I decided to skip Peter's talk on the topic of modern optical telescopes and associated technologies, instead made a trip to the Horizon Court for a dish of fruit and some long drinks of iced lemonade. Back in the cabin to review today's images when there was a PA announcement requesting blood donors for a critically ill patient in the medical centre. A further announcement some 10 minutes later advised that sufficient volunteers had registered. In all the cruises we've done we've not previously encountered such requests and this is the second for this cruise.
Jen and I both had a beautifully cooked steak for dinner and then to the Theatre for an outstanding performance by an Australian Tenor Trio "La Forza".
Another sea day and a formal night tomorrow but not much else to look forward to. Might have to examine the insides of the eyelids while pretending to read the Kindle.
A collage of images from the Crossing the Equator Ceremony 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.