Sunday, April 19, 2009


FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009 – 99/46 – AT SEA, GULF OF OMAN

During the night, we transited the Strait of Hormuz and wake in the Gulf of Oman. It is hazy with white caps on the water. The wind is picking up but, even though the barometer is dropping, we are not expecting a storm. We try the dining room for breakfast and are one of maybe four couples. The menu is the same as room service so we assume most people are eating in.

This is a quiet day. Carolyn works on the blog and Dick processes pictures for uploading. He also joins a trivia team at noon. Then we check out the lunch venues and decide to order from room service. We watch a couple of DVD’s from the library in the afternoon. Dick takes a nap while Carolyn goes to the lounge for Tea with her book. Sunset is at 5:30PM. We look out on the deck and see it is empty and inviting so we go out and enjoy the hot tub on the front deck in the quiet of the evening.We shared a table with a German couple, who are extremely well travelled, and one of the lecturers and his traveling companion. The table conversation was quite pleasant and the food was good but not as good as the previous two evenings. In fact, Carolyn opted for a steak and baked potato, same as last night, while Dick had scallops and beef short ribs; an interesting combination.

Tammy, our cabin stewardess, has made a towel animal and dressed it in Dick’s cap and sun glasses; cute! It has been a pleasant day, but we reserve judgment on seven sea days in a row. We were to make one more stop in Oman on the 19th, but due to the pirate situation that port was canceled so we can join a ship convoy into the Red Sea.

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