It was tough sleeping with the rocking, rolling, and occasional shudder of the ship. By morning it calmed down a little and we managed a few hours sleep. Ray was still sick so I had breakfast by myself too. It was too late to go to the restaurant downstairs so I went up to the buffet. All the waiters we know kept asking me about Ray. The crew here is so nice.
The ship didn't get to Naha until 1pm. We had a tour scheduled for 2:15, "Okinawa Preferral Museum & Shopping," but decided to skip it. The tour choices here didn't really interest us and we still have 2 more interesting ports in Japan later in the cruise. Ray needed time to settle his stomach and I needed some sleep more than a military museum and shopping.
We still had to go through Japanese immigration. They called passengers by tour so people could get to their tour buses on time. After all the tours they called everyone else. I think we may have been the only people left on the ship, at least the only ones not still in our room. We walked around the ship and saw no one but crew.
This is the first time I walked around the ship with my good camera, so I finally got some photos of things I like on the ship. There are 2 photos I'd like to share. First, in the center of the main lobby, at the foot of the stairs, there is a lovely sculpture of a sailing ship. I took this photo from the floor above.
|Chocolate Voyage Map|
There were children performing the Lion dance with accompanying drums on the pier as we left port. We were at dinner so we couldn't get a photo of them. Our next day of sailing promises to be smoother.