The deck motion has increased significantly since yesterday and was now impacting your ability to walk straight without being careful. A few times we had some small objects tumble to the deck of our cabin during a particularly heavy pitch. We must be close the limits of the stabilizers as we are getting the occasional roll in addition to the constant pitching.
As I passed by the front desk, there were a couple of bowls filled with saltine crackers and green apples. Judy and I are fortunate enough to not be affected other than we need to be a little more careful walking about the ship.
Judy Carmichael was the guest on Good Morning Amsterdam. She started playing piano very young and can’t remember ever not playing the piano. Judy found her niche playing Jazz and was inspired by a meeting with Count Bassey who was one of her early influencers. She is from the Los Angeles area and now lives in New York City.
I went to the lecture on Christopher Columbus this morning. It was very interesting as I learned that most of my understanding of his explorations and life were very superficial. Apparently he visited the Vikings before he left and knew that there was land out there somewhere, just not exactly sure how far. Pretty fascinating story to think about how he was as much a salesman & entrepreneur as he was a sailor.
One important part of the ship’s crew that in many cases goes unappreciated is the Front Desk Staff. I would like to give them all a special shout out here as they have been phenomenal the entire cruise. Without exception, my every interaction with anyone behind the desk or on the phone exceeded my expectations and always left me smiling with their infectious enthusiasm and energy. When you think about what makes up most of their day – solving guest problems – they all are simply amazing in their ability to put on a smiling face constantly. A well-deserved tip of the hat to this special crew.
We spent a little time by the Seaview pool this afternoon watching the water slosh out of the pool. We found it incredibly entertaining as we wondered from pitch to roll whether or not the next wave would be the “Big One” and wash away all the deck chairs. After a bit we wandered off to BINGO!
Today’s Bingo was special in that it would be a single game with a single prize: A 7 day cruise in either the Caribbean or the Mexican Rivera. We didn’t win, Judy came within one number of victory, but alas B6 was never called.
Tonight’s dinner included one of my favorites, roast turkey, while Judy ordered the Barramundi. They were both excellent as usual.
Buzz Sutherland was on the main stage tonight. He is a comedian whose claim to fame is having performed in 47 different countries. The highlight of his show was a guitar solo tribute to Prince by Zebastian from the HAL band. After his show was over it wasn’t clear if he was a magician, an impersonator, or a comedian. I can only surmise that the deck motion may have affected his performance.
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