It was nice to have a sea day to rest from our trip so far. It gave Owen a chance Owen’s to rest his feet in hopes that his blisters would get better and that his cough would improve.
I woke up and saw land out our window. Our window was on the ocean-side so we wondered what land it was. We looked up on the monitor and saw that it was Sicily.
I took a couple of pictures and then headed up to see if I could still run. For the first time in a week. It was an amazing view – watching the sun coming up over Italy. On one side of the boat I’d see Italy and on the other , I’d see Sicily.
After a great run, I headed out with my camera to take pictures of a mostly empty, still early in the morning, ship. This one is the Mariner of the Seas. Owen and I headed out to breakfast followed by a lecture about our upcoming port calls, Athens, Ephesus and Israel. Later we ate lunch. I went to a jewelry making class. After that I went to the ice skating show, always lots of fun and great. It had been pretty windy during the day so I was glad to see that there was a little time to go and grab a lounge chair and grab a few minutes of sun, with a nice breeze so I was never really hot.
Dinner on the boat was great as usual. I must say that my buffet eating strategy has
changed. I use to pick up a plate and go to a station to see what they have. Now I walk along the entire row and rows of food to see that all my choices are prior to picking up a plate.
Looking forward to a great day in Athens.
Here is your boat tour.
Grand Promade – inside the boat mall area.
View from the Front of the boat
serious wake behind the boat – how many waterskiiers could this pull?
The running track – 5 times around for a mile.