Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sea day #2

Hello again from the sea! We love sea days...they can be as active or lazy as one wishes. Today we are opting for more laid back and reading. There is a men’s sexy legs contest after lunch, but I don’t know if I can talk Dick into trying that one:-) He is up top with a book ,trying out the ‘office’ but it appears to be the cigar bar...hence stinky, so I’m not sure it will be used by moi at all. I’ll sniff him when he returns:-)
I do plan to go to the opal/pearl seminar at noon...always an off chance I’ll win the raffle, right? I won’t hold my breath. There is a scrapbooking seminar at 3, so I might check that one out.
The wine tasting was an excellent activity yesterday. We were seated with a young Brit couple that we enjoyed. There are many Brits and Aussies hearing all the accents...and loved being greeted with a ‘hi, y’all’ at lunch yesterday–two couples from Texas at our table! That’s the closest to home folks that we’ve met thus far. Our dinner companions consist of a couple from Scotland and two from Ireland (Dublin and Belfast each). We are all about the same age, with we two being slightly elder but not by much. The dining room can be quite loud, so sometimes it is hard to hear our companions, even for me, so you can imagine how much trouble Dick has with his hearing, combined with their accents! But we are having a lovely time.
Today I plan to walk around the ship and take interior pictures. We each worked on our photos yesterday getting them downloaded onto the puter, deleted, cropped, etc. Just wish we could go ahead and upload all of them as we go! And we are doing well, thus far, in sharing one computer, although I wouldn’t want to do it forever.
We have an invitation to a Crown and Anchor member reception prior to dinner tonight, another membership perk, so our pre-dinner show will have to be cut a bit short in order to make the reception. Dick won’t mind that, since it is some guy singing show tunes! The entertainer last night was a multi-talented guy...he sang and played just about everything but the drums and guitar...and he could probably have played both, given more time on stage! He was awesome...even played TWO penny whistles at the same time. Really cool.
Tomorrow we arrive at Hamilton Island for our first view of the Great Barrier Reef. We are both looking forward to that...and have our hats and sunscreen ready for the adventure! Always!!!
So that’s about our day...a big hello to Maryan...and all the other blog readers. Thanks for your comments...I’m reading every one of them! Bee, hope Chuck’s cold is better and y’all can see him on Sunday. Tell him HI.


HaleyD said...

Sounds like you're having fun!!! Traci's son Eli wants to be adopted, but I told him he'd just get left back at home like the rest of us. :)

Anonymous said...

Take lots of photos from the reef.

Have fun!

WillThink4Wine said...

I love sea days! I love sea nights and being rocked to sleep! :)

I hope you get lots of great photos! I'm looking forward to every one of them!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hey bells! sounds like lots of fun so far! have to say i am very jealous but a week from today we shall be on the splendor and i shall forget all about it.

chuck went to the dr. yesterday, he has bronchitis (of course) and got medication. he back at ya!

smiles, bee

Sarge Charlie said...

i still wanna be there

Brian said...

The kitties are doing great and I finally got the mail yesterday. Enjoy the GBR, wish I could be there and dive it!

Loving Annie said...

Have a great time again today, Sandy ! Looking forward to the picturs, and hope Dick wins the sexy legs contest :)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Can't wait to see some photographs. What a trip. I want a sea day or five. Have fun honey. Big hug. :)

chunkygal said...

Wow I feel like I am right there with you...pass the butter!
I can't wait to see the pictures and hear your thoughts on the great barrier reef. I read such an interesting book about it..I wold love to see it.
someday, when I can ditch my kids

Joy said...

Enjoy, enjoy! Hugs!

the donG said...

im getting excited to see hamilton island. ive been reading travel magazines and im quite intrigued with that island.