Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - Day 14
The day is overcast and rainy with rolling seas...not the best of days for some. After our usual dining room breakfast and Dick’s morning trivia, we attend another lecture by Joe Kess, “Islands in the Sun - Tonga and the Two Samoas.” He had a good slide show and gave the history of these islands since their discovery in the 1700s. That was followed by a lecture by Denny Whitford, “Coral Reefs.” He explained how the islands in the South Pacific develop around volcanic activity. He had many slides of the creatures of the reefs and showed many of the deadly, dangerous ones unique to the South Pacific. These two lecture series are very enjoyable!
Carolyn gives into the pain, loads up on medicine for her back and naps most of the afternoon. Dick plays Skyrim on his computer for several hours. It is very quiet in our cabin this afternoon....but hey we are cruising!.
We went back to the dining room for the first time in three days. Everyone asks about us...seems we were missed. Normally our head waiter checks with Carolyn about the next day’s menus to see if any adjustments need to be made to avoid soy products in dishes that appeal to her. Since we had not been there last night to do this, the head waiter comes over to check out Carolyn’s order. It is really an easy menu with roast sirloin, strawberry soup and hearts of palm salad for Carolyn. Dick has a grilled tuna steak, the strawberry soup and another soup. The soups are very good. Dessert is chocolate souffle and blueberry cream pie with blueberry sauce. The ship is still rolling some so a another good night to sleep.