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.