|Marker for site where USS Peary was sunk in WWII|
Today was Super Bowl Sunday. Originally, there were a number of passengers who were upset because the ship was not planning to purchase broadcast rights to be able to show the Super Bowl on board. As a result of the complaints and delays, the entertainment crew arranged for the broadcast rights. They showed it in the theater and broadcast it to the TVs in our rooms. Due to the time difference, it began at about 9:30AM. We were out on the harbor tour, but when we got back to our room it was still in the 3rd Quarter. We went up to the pool grill to grab lunch and bring it back to the room to watch the game. The only disadvantage was that we didn't get any of the U.S. commercials. We only got Australian commercials, and they were not very interesting.
|Arrow Points to our Room on the 7th floor|
The ship was untied from the dock promptly at 1PM today and we made a brisk exit from Darwin Harbor. I got the feeling the crew was just as anxious to leave Australia as we were to be on our way.