It seems there are some activities that are standard on just about every ship – exercise class in the morning and line dancing in the afternoon. Additionally, we had the wonderful opportunity to attend lectures provided by the faculty present from some of the supporting Alumni organizations.
Let me review the bidding. As I am sure I whined about – this turned out not to be particularly a Berkeley Alumni trip. Rather it is one of a number of “travel opportunities” marked by Gohagan to Alumni organizations. As a result, they are often able to charter the complete of a small ship which results in not an inconsiderable profit. Meanwhile the participants, instead of the 20-30 people tour they are expecting, find themselves as part of a total package of ~ 225.
Today we are at sea. The dat must be filled. Several of the Alumni groups are not small and brought their “own” faculty/alumni organization member. To search their keep, obviously providing a lecture is a basic requirement. And so, we have five lectures scheduled today. I look at the list, really attempting to be interested. Failing unmiserably, I haul out yarn, knitting needles, the just released Nora Roberts Audiobook which I was able to download yesterday.
It was further improved by skipping the Captains Gala Farewell Dinner ( the dress code being festive….