We are spending a lot more time at sea on this cruise than we anticipated. The 2 missed ports resulted in 3 extra days at sea, as I've said. Now the planned 2 days between Cooktown and Darwin seem long. The ship's crew did put on a "country fair" in the halls this afternoon, but our activity schedule got fouled up so we missed it. Maybe they'll do it on the next cruise segment. We went through a strait between Australia and Papua New Guinea this afternoon, into the Arafura Sea. I was amazed at the number of islands we passed along the way.
I saw these 2 lighthouses along the way.
The sea pilot was supposed to come on the ship TV channel to take about the Great Barrier Reef and the strait, but he never did. We waited at the 2 announced times, but nothing happened.
The only other thing I'd like to share today are photos of the desserts we had with dinner tonight. Works of art as well as delicious.