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At Sea Bound for Murmansk

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Woke to a grey morning and we're still within sight of land but the mountain tops are blanketed in clouds. While there is 24 hours of light there's little sight of the sun. Later in the morning we sailed out into the open ocean and felt the effect of the wind and the swell. Not as bad as it has been in the past but enough to prove that we've moved away from the protection of the offshore islands.

Attended the Destination Lecture for Honningsvag and Nordkapp (North Cape). As always the weather conditions will determine just how the destination is appreciated. Keeping expectations low.

Spent the next hour learning the history of French aviation development up to the end of World War One. It was interesting that for most of that time the French out-performed the German and British development during the same period. The speaker's delivery of the thousands of details is overwhelming. Still, it kept me awake and given the ship's motion as I sat back in the Cabaret Lounge.

After lunch we found seats in the Cabaret Lounge for the Afternoon Movie. There was no way to judge what the show would be like or what the story would be about. "Fences", featuring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Stephen Henderson turned out to be an emotional rollercoaster. The acting was remarkable and the story-line certainly maintained our attention. Excellent movie although at times sub-titles would have helped.
After dinner we returned to the Cabaret Lounge for the Comedy Showtime featuring George Casey an immaculately dress diminutive Irishman from the USA. The man is a riot from start to finish, all his material is "clean" and delivered with the occasional pause to let the punch-line sink in. In front of us was a German couple and the husband needed to explain many of them in German. Great show earning well deserved applause.
Tomorrow we arrive in Murmansk in Russia.

The satellite link is still unusable so I have no idea when I can post this.

Today's temperatures were a high of 9 °C and a low of 7 °C. No sunrise and no sunset, we are still in unbelievable 24 hour daylight. Nothing to aim the camera at.

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

Posted by greynomadm 05:58 Archived in Russia

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