Today was the third of six time zone changes. The interesting challenge for many is that the change is being done at noon, rather than in the middle of the night. The tough thing for the crew is having to work a bit harder in the mid-day with lunch being messed up and less prep time for dinner. The benefit is that the majority of the crew is not loosing sleep.
Up early again, I was one of only four early this morning in the Diamond lounge – me, a Canadian who managed to trash his knee the first day on the Flow Rider and a couple from Glasgow. Rather than hit the cabin – I headed up to the Solarium, finding a nice location and just relaxed while stitching. This turned out to be one of my best decisions yet. A woman doing needlepoint sat down near me and we chatted till interrupted by another woman who mentioned that there was a stitchers get together every afternoon at 1400 in Dazzles.
So that is how I spent most of the afternoon – one Scott, several from the East Coast of the US, one from Michigan, Florida, and me. As it turns out, we are all “of an age” give or take 10 years. Besides stitchers (both cross stitch and needlepoint) there was also someone knitting and a woman meticulously making Christmas ornaments out of beads. So that is where I will be at 1400 for the rest of the cruise.
Today’s position is past the Azores and coming up on the Canaries.
and I suppose I should really have some pie…
I assume you also enjoy noon time-changes:
No error prone fiddling with time devices late at night or early in the morning.
Plenty of time to verify the change.
Already in the zone by bedtime.
Waking up with the correct time.
But when crossing west to east, days go by very quickly. You go to lunch at 11:59, spend some time chatting with new friends, and when you leave it’s already time for mid afternoon coffee followed all too quickly by supper.
Some (older) ships have a GMT clock at the reception. At the very least, they can provide you with this information.
It helps. And I don’t notice the change quite as much. But still, I am almost over thinking it is the middle of the night when I wake…