Tuesday, 19 March 2013
19.03.2013 - 19.03.2013
During the night the ship continued it's gentle passage North towards Hong Kong. This is a strong wind blowing over the ship from the North West and this is creating some small waves on the surface of the sea. The sunrise was masked by low clouds and a haze on the horizon and the resultant captures were somewhat muted. This would be about the best of a bad lot.
Made it to my breakfast rendezvous with Jenny some time after 0700. The variety and quantity of fresh fruit at breakfast is in steep decline and now consists of rock-melon or honeydew-melon only. All the pineapple and water-melon has gone. On enquiry I was informed that fresh supplies would be taken on in Hong Kong. I later heard that they are also out of English Breakfast Tea, a bit surprising given the consumption statistics that should have been accumulated over time.
The port lecture this morning was on Busan South Korea, there looks to plenty of additional sights to see other than what we experienced last time. As with most of these shore days, it will depend on the weather. Our China lecturer covered the subject of the initial contact with the West and the influx of "Foreign Devils". The lecture went past 1200 and I hurried to join Jenny who was waiting for me in the Horizon Court. After a quick lunch we made a beeline for the Theatre which was filling fast.
The 1330 movie was "Lincoln", a massive tale lasting almost two and a half hours. A most detailed look into the American History of the period leading up to the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment - the Abolition of Slavery in the USA. The horror of the civil war was all too graphically re-enacted.
Back to the cabin to scratch this thing together and prepare for dinner. Dinner in the Santa Fe was excellent as always and I'm still drinking from that bottle of red. Noon, the waiter estimates that there's about two nights worth left. Tonight's show in the theatre was Mark Kristian, in a word 'pathetic'. But for the fact that I was in the middle of a row, I'd have got up and walked out.
We continue our way North at a steady speed of 18 knots with the bulk of the Philippines to starboard
Not a very exciting day to report on, will post another update tomorrow.
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Cheers ... Tony