Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Day 11 - Tasman Sea

 I think the steam in the laundry room got to me yesterday.   The show was a piano recital and we both would have enjoyed that if we were feeling better.  I got the sniffles and my cough back last night and Ray was tired, so we decided to get to sleep early.  We both slept late this morning and needed it.  I'm feeling much better now. After breakfast at the buffet we came back to the room and spent the rest of the morning resting, listening to podcasts.  

This afternoon we went to another lecture by Sandra Bowern,  this one called "The Great Australian Discoveries."  She talked about the Dutch, British and French explorers who sailed around and charted Australian, Tasmania, and New Zealand.  She also talked about some of the plants and animals they found here, which exist nowhere else in the world.  This woman is an excellent speaker and obviously knows her subject.

The seas calmed down during the night last night, but by this afternoon the waves picked up again.  Walking around the ship this afternoon is challenging. 
We received an invite to a cocktail party tonight for repeat cruisers, but we are going to pass.  It's being held in the theater, which is in the bow of the ship.  With high waves, that is the bumpiest place on the ship and the spot most likely to make Ray seasick.  That's not worth it for a few drinks and a half hours entertainment or speeches by the officers.

I don't know how long it's been there, but we noticed a plaque on our door last night.  I hope we get to keep it when we leave. :-))

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