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, 16 February 2012
At Sea - It Should Have Been Reunion Island
Monday February 13th - Day 40
Oh what a night!! - really rough
seas and our suite has creaked and groaned all night as the Quest negotiated
the bottom of cyclone Giovanna. The pitch and roll of the ship was so noticeable
in our suite - almost mid-ship on deck five - so I hate to think what it was
like for those lucky (or unlucky) folk forward on deck ten!!
The swimming pool had been emptied overnight but due to the
rocking and rolling of the ship it was deemed too dangerous to refill it and it
was out of action for the day...a real pity as today it was so hot and a
cooling dip would have been appreciated and also it's great fun to body surf
when the pool gets really moving...fun but dangerous as it's easy to get
slammed against the end of the pool.
Basically we did nothing all day but eat, drink and sunbathe
so I've included some pictures of a tour - a very short tour - of our
bathroom...luckily Vance wasn't in the bath at the time.The Protea - South Africa's national flower
which appears on their birth certificates, passports and the five rand coin
really brightens up the bathroom....thanks Desi.
Techie bits: At 8:15am we were:
Travelling on a compass course of 085°
Speed = 13 knots
Apparent wind speed = 45 knots off the starboardbow
Air temperature = 28°c (82°f)
Total nautical miles sailed = 11211
Depth = 4210 metres
Sunrise = 6:06amSunset = 7pm