Tuesday, February 24, 2009


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2009 – 45/99 – AT SEA

After a good night’s sleep, we are ready for a pleasant sea day. Dick spends the morning getting the computer set up and Carolyn goes to an interesting lecture given by our Great Barrier Reef Pilot. There is a sushi luncheon on the Lido so that is where Dick eats. Carolyn eats in the main dining room as they have lasagna, a favorite.

We both attend a good lecture on Captain Cook this afternoon and then enjoy the activities of the first formal night; all the while trying to get the blog up to date. We go to the “Welcome Abroad” cocktail party for those of us that boarded in Sydney. The captain introduces the senior staff and tells us there are 509 passengers from nine countries on board. The ship is full at 650, so that may explain the roomy feel of things. For dinner Dick has lobster bisque, the great Caesar dressing on a little salad and halibut, Carolyn has crab quiche, the Caesar salad and lobster thermadore. Good food and good night!

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