There are always choices to be made when packing for a cruise (or any vacation for that matter). You can bring enough clothes along for the entire time. This is not an unreasonable choice if, perhaps, you are going to be gone for a short period of time or have no limit on your amount of luggage. You can bring along enough choices for a limited portion of your trip, then use outside sources to provide you laundry service. (And here I will discount the choice of buying and tossing clothing as the trip progresses as a lazy and fiscally less than sound option). All of which leaves me the final choice of doing one’s own laundry.
Today was that day. Now, I didn’t pack for tropical climes. Mostly the weather has been the same temperature that I would have experienced at home. So – long sleeves, long pants and everything that is wash/drip dry. Well, everything but my jeans which I consider airplane wear. I may/maynot bother with them. The alternative is paying the tariff to send them through the ships laundry. Past experience has informed this choice – I am not interested in wearing damp jeans when getting off the ship and I do not want to spend 15-30 minutes with a hair dryer to get all the seams and pockets dry. If I had any sense, I have would washed them right away and it would have been an issue.
Back to shower laundry. Drop on the shower floor, step on it a bit. Use a bit of soap, body wash or shampoo to get clean. Rise, hang up. Move it around several times a day, removing the items as they dry. An alternative for extended trips is the Scrubba, a really neat device I was introduced to years ago. I have taken mine on extended trips (India and Africa).
Otherwise, this was another quiet day of stitching, audiobooks, some reading. Ended the evening with a nice dinner at Candles (but no, did not eat outside, the wind was blowing more than I wanted to deal with.)
lovely lemon possets
seriously decorated lattes.
and 300 meters used of Sulky 4067 so far on the Long Dog