It seems like such a little thing, that hour of sleep lost, but it wreaks havoc with the best of us. After al, it is only an hour; the first of three we lose on our way to Miami and it is not like we are doing them all at once.
Jill and I spent the day in the Observation lounge working on our respective cross-stitch projects. Me with more than three dozen colors and needing to make changes every few stitches and her with black thread. Of course, I make up for it by using 14 count fabric while she is plying needle and thread through 28 count (double the thread count, four times the stitches per square inch). We were thinking about keeping tract of all those who have stopped by to see our projects.
The highlight today was this lovely French woman, straight, slender, silver haired and elegant. Neither Jill nor I remembered much of our French, she spoke no English but it was wonderful to watch her pleasure in examining Jill’s current project. There was also an American or two, a Canadian, an Australian, a woman from the Philippines and more staff than we really needed. By the end of the day, I had finished somewhere around 1600 stitches (figure 16 10×10 squares) with 62 to go).
I have to mention the food. The observation lounge – forward on deck 12 – had coffee and danish out early and late. It fills that notch between needing food and just something to get you till breakfast. There is no 24 hour dining location on this ship like the larger NCL ships. There are two main dining rooms – same menu in both. We have now eaten in both. No question both the food and the service are far superior to Royal in the last year. NCL apparently is not cutting costs in that area. Way too many Bingo announcements, but excellent quality on the food.
Tomorrow we are in Cabos. It is a tender port. I am going to wander out mid-day for a while. I had it mixed in my head with the next port which is the coffee shop/Walmart/old town stop. In any case, I will try for some wifi. I am not willing to pay the ship rates for connectivity so am being very sparing of my few free internet minutes.