Thursday, February 26, 2015 - Day 22 - At Sea
Our last sea day before two days on the North island of New Zealand. It is grey when we wake, but clears off by late morning.
The order of business today is to get the bag packed and the paper work done to ship it home from Sydney. We brought much more dressy wear than we need so there is no sense lugging it the rest of the way around the world. Our next two cruises are much shorter than this one and even though Cunard is dressier than the other lines we have sailed, one suit and a couple of dress shirts for Dick and a couple of fancy tops for me is all we need.
Dick goes to trivia, but his team can’t seem to break out of the middle of the pack rut. Carolyn goes to hear the interview with the Master of the Queen Elizabeth, Captain Alister Clark. He is from England and has two daughters ages 14 and 16. He got his start on the P&O line then moved to Princess and was master of the Crown and the Dawn. We think he was the Captain when we were on the Dawn a number of years ago.
At 12:1PM we go to hear Captain Rigby’s last talk, “On a Dark and Dirty Night,” about how weather effects aircraft. He also show some stunning footage of actual landings at the old Hong Kong airport...a curved landing path right over the roof tops of downtown. It looks like the planes are going to take the tops off the buildings and many make hard landing blowing tires as they do!
Carolyn meets with her sewing group and Dicks reads and works on the books then watches some TV.
We go to the main dinning room tonight since it is Asian night in the Lido. We order the plaice which comes lightly pan fried with roasted potatoes and mixed vegies. That with a bottle of white wine and dessert make for a good meal. The fish is very light, the waiter says it is a type of flounder.
Tomorrow will come early as we leave on our tour to Rotorua and the Thermal Valley at 7:30AM. It is a ship’s tour and is all day. Hopefully it will be interesting.