SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009 – 51/93 – AT SEA, CROSSING THE EQUATOR
Love these sea days. It is still hot and humid outside and the sea is getting rougher. We cross the Equator about mid morning...for the second of four crossing on this trip.
There is not too much going on today. The guest lectures are on playing Bridge, so we skip those in favor of reading in the library
and a swim in the rocking and rolling pool.
At 4PM, in the show lounge, Frankie has a get togather to talk about the passengers feelings on Rabaul and to show a film clip of James Michener’s interview on “Tales of the South Pacific. From what people said, most enjoyed the visit, but were sad for the living conditions of the islanders. The kids were very friendly and followed you around if you walked about on your own. Many people gave them candy and coins, if they took pictures of the children. The group that followed us finally asked for dollars, but, right or wrong, we are turned off with encouraging the young children to beg; plus we had a big group following us and didn’t have enough dollars for all the kids.
Dinner is good…shrimp cocktail, potato soup and a nice rib eye steak for Carolyn and Dick has a crab meat cocktail with green goddess dressing, the soup and coconut scallops. We both have the pistachio nut soufflé with vanilla sauce, which is outstanding. We do not understand how they can turn out all those perfect soufflés!