Now doesn’t that sound completely dreary? Depressing? Needing a bit of a bracing wind and some sun perhaps?
I spent a goodly portion of today outside on Deck 4. It is the Promenade Deck (as apposed to the Promenade) where you can walk some what sheltered from the wind. It also has a shuffle board painted on the planks in one area and is lined by relatively comfortable lounge chairs. I commandeered one on the non-smoking side of the ship late morning and settled in for several hours of gazing at the sea, attempting to identify other cruise ships within sight (Princess) and knitting. I managed to finish Chart 4 and start on Chart 5. Of course, even with fewer rows to each chart there is the small matter of constant increases so the rows are getting longer and longer and …..
I also toured the Bridge, saw the back of Studio B (the ice rink), packed my suitcase and tracked down my luggage tags. Since I was offered luggage valet service without charge, it seemed a sensible thing to do on the way home. If my luggage doesn’t arrive at the same time I do – well – I am home.
I’m actually looking forward to being home; sleeping in my own bed. Cleaning the garage, or follow up medical appointments? Not so much. And I think I am going to have to really hunt for my chocolate covered strawberries. Failing them dropping onto a plate next to my bed, I will settle for the Meyer lemons which are finally ripening.