NCL Sun – Day 18 – heading south

[A note on yesterday’s sail in for those who like particular’s. One of my long standing buddies, Mark, noted that – You sailed under the Verzano Bridge(Ft Wadsworth) SI side. Eastern side is Ft Hamilton, Brooklyn side. The NYC Marathon starts on the SI side of the bridge. Not that I am going to be doing any marathons,…)

So we sailed out of NYC in the afternoon and headed south along the US coast. It wasn’t a highly ambitious day. I spent a lovely morning with the remaining members of the Knitters and Stitchers (which is still overwhelmingly crocheters) and the afternoon packing.

Packing you ask? Yes, I decided that if I packed today, then tomorrow would be a totally non-stressed day. Plus, I have to decide if I can stuff everything  back into the suitcase, or if the bits & bobs I have picked up will requirement to pull out the duffle bag.  In reality, it isn’t the bits and bobs – it is more like the couple of kilos of chocolate that are making the difference…

By the end of the day, I have managed. By opening the expansion zipper, everything fits. It is actually that folded up duffle that is taking up space while weighing hardly anything at all.

I won’t present you with pictures of the cabin as it is now – but

This was my initial cabin – with

the beds separated – it becomes more than adequate for one person. And that bit of extra space in the middle lets me enjoy the large porthole and outside view. In spite of the salt spray on the glass…

Otherwise – tomorrow should finish the frame on Greenhouse of Oddities.

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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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One Response to NCL Sun – Day 18 – heading south

  1. Ron says:

    Our deck 3 cabin window on our last cruise was also covered with salt spray. But it was the perfect place to watch the bow wave slam into the incoming waves. It was large enough and deep enough, with fixed cushions on the bottom and both sides, to let even me sit comfortably and read or just watch the waves. Amy also discovered that she could pull the curtains closed letting me take a nap while she read.

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