Helen & Vance's Journey on the Maiden World Cruise of the Seabourn Quest from Fort Lauderdale to Singapore from January 5th until February 28th 2012.
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Thursday, 12 January 2012
Tuesday 10th January - Day 6
It was quite rough last night as the captain was pushing on
trying to make up some lost time from our delayed departure from Barbados
Cloudy morning so caught up with friends in The Seabourn
Square, read the Daily Mail (sad eh!!) to catch up with events at home, then
just chilled with coffee and a danish pastry.
At twelve noon as promised by the bridge the skies cleared
and we managed to keep our noon cold beer ritual. Lunch at The Colonnade - just
salad - honest...but two glasses of crispy, dry white Gavi (Italian wine)
followed by some sunbed time before dragging ourselves away from the rays to go
to our 4:30pm kinesis class.
I'd like to say it was easier today...but that would be a
fib. Vance has nicknamed our trainer 'Marvin The Stritch' as that's what it sounds
like when he tells us to stretch in his South African accent.
We had dinner with Arnie and Ingrid tonight - they had
bagged our favourite table the last few nights as they get to the restaurant a
lot earlier than us so they suggested we dine together tonight to share "the
table" - a good way to make new friends.
Here's some info for
the techie boys. At 8am this morning we were:
10° north and 57°
Travelling on a compass course of 140°
Speed = 18 knts
Wind speed = 30 knots off the port bow
Air temperature = 26°c (79°f)
Total miles sailed = 1653
Sea depth = 3760 metres