We are in the very Southern Atlantic. There is an incredible amount of water between us and anything else in the vicinity. Of course, I am not exactly sure how we would know that since we seem to be traveling inside our very own cloud. Ok, so it is fog or mist or whatever. But visibility is not exactly great. 300 meters at the outside is my guess based only on the observation that you can actually see the front of the ship if you are silly enough to freeze yourself up on the stairs of the Deck 12 aft observation area. Since seeing a bit beyond the bow of the ship is possible I don’t think I am too far off in my estimate of distance. Since there is not a lot of land out here in the middle of no where to break up the wind or waves, the ship is rocking a bit.
Didn’t see too many green faces last night or this morning, but this group of passengers overall doesn’t seem to include many new cruisers.
It was a simple day. Read, knit, listen to round 4 of the Progressive Trivia at which I learned new and less than useful information. I already knew the three words of the Olympic slogan, but I did not know that Marilyn Monroe was the very first Bunny featured in Playboy Magazine. Yes, I was alive in the early 1950s, but that was not exactly on my childhood picture book reading. What else? Oh, yes, I neither knew nor cared who wrote “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (Capote) but Russia has the Ruble, Walt Disney himself was the voice for the first Mickey Mouse and it was a player in the Montreal Canadiennes who wore the very first face mask in professional hockey. Other than that – there were entirely too many film and popular culture questions (Yes to the Fortress of Solitude, but I am enough of a reformed geek to acknowledge a childhood of reading comic books, no to the order of Michael Jackson Albums and a resounding “who cares” to the rest of the 20 questions.