Friday, 14 July 2017
14.07.2017 - 14.07.2017
Overcast and windy to start the day and the addition of rain and rising seas later in the day. Little of any consequence to report just the usual administrative tasks on the day before disembarkation. There are the staff commendation forms and an envelope with some monetary recognition of excellent service.
The Culinary Demonstration in the morning was one of the few highlights for us. The tour of the galley included more of the preparation areas and we got to see more of the cooks than is normal for the usual tours.
After lunch started the task of packing the luggage. Lots to be considered as we have two nights in Heathrow, the hours to be spent in the airports and the chilly temperatures awaiting us in Canberra,
Managed to get everything packed away and we're still within the weight limits. Even had time for a short nap before heading up to the buffet for dinner and to say goodbye to the many who have looked after us. I've gorged myself on grapes which have remained remarkably fresh throughout the cruise. I tried a piece of "All American Meatloaf" dressed with a wild mushroom sauce. The taste was tremendous.
The first show this evening was at 18:45 so we decided to join what turned out to be a meagre audience. Tonight's act is Michael Bacala a violinist from Poland. His selection of music and the perfect techneque of his playing evoked frequent and genuine applause, just a shame there were so few to hear it. There have been a number of memorable entertainers on this voyage, he certainly ranks up there with the best.
There's a break in the clouds and the waves have abated as we continue Southwards. Clocks go back tonight by an hour thereby returning us to British Summer Time. We're due to arrive in Dover about 06:00 tomorrow.
Until next time. Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony