NCL Sun – Day 16 – Back to sea

Compared to yesterday, there was almost no one up and moving early this morning. I was able to get an omelette, hand the chef a fridge magnet from Horta (he hadn’t been able to get off the ship due to tender port and long hours), and make to the Spinnaker Lounge well before anyone else.

It is a lovely, comfortable place to sit. There is NO, repeat NO, music playing overhead. The peace and quiet is wonderful. On most days there are people reading, playing cards, and chatting in small groups. The other thing that makes this a lovely place to hang out is

the fact that the Sun’s staff puts out this lovely set-up on sea days. I don’t have to scramble down a deck and run to the other end of the ship for a coffee refill. It goes out about 0600 and keeps getting refilled till 1200.

By 0900 most of the rest of the Knitters and Stitchers had dropped in to our usual meeting place.

Did I mention that we put back the clock the final hour last night to come on line with NYC time? Right, so it wasn’t surprising that a few people forgot, and the rest just decided to show up because they were already up.

I switched projects today – and worked more on Greenhouse of Oddities by LolaCrow. She is the designer for last fall’s Haunted Library – so I can’t wait to see how this one turns out. The first section has dropped and consists of the GreenHouse frames. Given there are about 5k worth of stitches, I am glad there are six weeks given before the next section is released. I don’t have all the colors with me, but hello? Black (310) and two very common browns + white will cover more than 80% of the required stitches in this section. I will post progress on the next sea day.

Oh, yes – and the direction map…

On our way to NYC. Somewhere between ½ and 1/3 of the passengers will be disembarking as well as a major crew change over. The cost of the cruise for most of us was the same whether we got off in NYC or stayed on the extra two sea days to Miami.  The reasons to get off are easy – people live in the NYC general area, they are taking the opportunity to spend a few days in NYC or the flights back to Europe are cheaper.

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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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