Day 6 – Symphony of the Seas

Today was the third of six time zone changes. The interesting challenge for many is that the change is being done at noon, rather than in the middle of the night. The tough thing for the crew is having to work a bit harder in the mid-day with lunch being messed up and less prep time for dinner. The benefit is that the majority of the crew is not loosing sleep.

Up early again, I was one of only four early this morning in the Diamond lounge – me, a Canadian who managed to trash his knee the first day on the Flow Rider and a couple from Glasgow. Rather than hit the cabin – I headed up to the Solarium, finding a nice location and just relaxed while stitching. This turned out to be one of my best decisions yet. A woman doing needlepoint sat down near me and we chatted till interrupted by another woman who mentioned that there was a stitchers get together every afternoon at 1400 in Dazzles. 

So that is how I spent most of the afternoon – one Scott, several from the East Coast of the US, one from Michigan, Florida, and me. As it turns out, we are all “of an age” give or take 10 years. Besides stitchers (both cross stitch and needlepoint) there was also someone knitting and a woman meticulously making Christmas ornaments out of beads. So that is where I will be at 1400 for the rest of the cruise. 

Today’s position is past the Azores and coming up on the Canaries.

and I suppose I should really have some pie…


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Day 6 – Symphony of the Seas

  1. Ron says:

    I assume you also enjoy noon time-changes:
    No error prone fiddling with time devices late at night or early in the morning.
    Plenty of time to verify the change.
    Already in the zone by bedtime.
    Waking up with the correct time.

    But when crossing west to east, days go by very quickly. You go to lunch at 11:59, spend some time chatting with new friends, and when you leave it’s already time for mid afternoon coffee followed all too quickly by supper.

    Some (older) ships have a GMT clock at the reception. At the very least, they can provide you with this information.

    • Holly says:

      It helps. And I don’t notice the change quite as much. But still, I am almost over thinking it is the middle of the night when I wake…

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