Sunday, 16 October 2016
16.10.2016 - 16.10.2016
Another peaceful night and some promise of a reasonable sunrise. The ship's direction has changed as we proceed towards Dubai. Yesterday the sun rose off the the Starboard Bow, this morning it was to Starboard off the Stern. Keeps me on the move looking for that best vantage point. With the ever present sea haze, the sky and the sea there isn't a lot of character in this morning's captures.
Visited the Internet Cafe to post yesterday's journal and image and scanned the Emails. There were Birthday Greeting for Jenny but not much else. Not a lot happening and the response was even slower than normal. Will spend some time responding while in port tomorrow, communications should be better.
Normal routine, after breakfast, Jenny to the Knitters and me to the Theatre. Peter Anderson tackled the question of Global Warming and the activity of man as a contributor. He assaulted us with a barrage of graphs, tables and statistics and concluded that the selection and interpretation of the base data could hint to a direction one way or another.
Evon Anderson followed with a detailed examination of the 9/11 event and came to the conclusion that the one conspiracy theory that has credibility is that the Administration's mishandling of the event on the day and immediately after has been whitewashed and covered up.
A simple lunch in the cabin, Jenny's ladies had organised a chocolate cake for her. I contributed pies from the International Cafe. Afterwards Jenny returned to her group, I turned on the Kindle to continue my book and dozed off for an hour or two.
Jenny failed to win a prize at the jewelry raffle but made the best pick for the main course at dinner. She was most pleased with her lamb shanks, I had a jerked chicken dish. Two drumsticks almost as big as the lamb shanks. Decided to give the entertainment a miss and returned to the cabin to continue the activities of the afternoon.
Dubai tomorrow and Tuesday, it will be the first day ashore in 11 days.
The sun rose to a featureless sky and I've included the silhouette of a crewman, you can view my photo by following this link to the image of the sunrise.
Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony.