Oh, I remember this well, the 3-4 meter seas and the ship with lots of movement. Boarding yesterday went smoothly. Just like the last time, we 1) cleared customs – since we are leaving the EU with no planned stops in the Canaries or Azores 2) cleared security 3) hiked up the gangway and went to the lounge on Deck 5 where there were three check-in stations run by ship’s personnel. Oh – yes, luggage dropped off before clearing customs.
I spent the rest of yesterday relaxing, unpacking and appreciating the new furnishings. There were a number of us who had wondered what Windstar was doing with the ship for the ~10 days prior to this transAtlantic. The answer? A short dry dock. The furnishing are new, carpets have been replaced and a fair amount of behind the seasons updating.
Today? Absolutely no clue as to my time zone – after all I went from Adelaide to Frankfurt to Lisbon and now here. All I knew this morning is that Nanda was making great lattes in the Yacht Club Lounge and that I needed them desperately. Otherwise, my executed plan was to hang out upstairs and stitch while listening to an audio book. I also ran into three other passengers who were on last spring’s transatlantic. Also met a Dutch couple who will be on George’s & my planned cruise through the far east next Nov.
Until I am completely time zone non-whacked, it will be early to bed.
Windstar still wins the award for the worst Internet connections at sea. The Bandwidth is pitiful. There will be no pictures uploaded till probably the day before we dock in Miami.