Pago Pago, American Samoa to Auckland, New Zealand
The second of three days between Pago Pago and Auckland and this will be our last day at the tail end of world time, as at 02:00 tomorrow morning the ship’s clocks will zoom ahead 23 hours. The resultant puts us at Z+12, or the leading edge of world time. Today’s social calendar is well filled, with the guys having a TGIF (Thank goodness it’s Friday) meeting for Happy Hour, followed by cocktails at Fay & Vonnie’s cabin at 18:00 and finally another trip to the Steakhouse for dinner.
Lisbon, Portugal to LeHavre, France
After the hectic schedule and long tours around the Meddy, a couple of sea days are a very welcome respite for us and I believe many others aboard the Sea Princess. However, since French time is ahead of Portugal and UK, we had to put our watches ahead last evening, loosing an hour of sleep. This was the first lost hour of sleep and I believe it may be the only one, as all future cloxs should be back, or gaining sleep. The ship is most definitely back in the ocean, with 30+ kt winds and seasick bags again strapped to the stairwells.
Freemantle to Colombo, Sri Lanka
Well, we are definitely past the mid-point of this lengthy sea passage from Fremantle to Colombo, Sri Lanka and everybody seems at ease with the repeated sea days. The wind has finally abated, but the lack of wind has brought additional clouds and frequent rain squalls in the vicinity of the ship. Today’s nautical trivia will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of “Following Seas”. So read on for our daily activities and some useless nautical trivia.