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At sea - Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Couldn't get to sleep last night for a very long time. The ship was rocking gently in this very calm sea - not bothering me at all.

Ordered a late breakfast.  We are now well and truly in the open sea and there is just a gentle rock.  If only all ocean cruises were like this - you'd never get me off!

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Had a very lazy day.  Had lunch in our cabin and then I watched the movie "The Judge".  It was very good.  As we were at sea all day, there wasn't much to do but relax.  As this was a full day and night in the open sea, I was prepared to write the whole day off and lie on the bed, however, the sea was a lot  calmer (even though it didn't look it) and I felt great all day.  Of course, I have a sea sickness patch behind my ear so that probably helped immensely.

We had a quick daily briefing with Rikus and then dressed for the Captain's Farewell Gala Dinner.  On the way to the Cocktail Party, prior to the dinner, the Captain told me that he had been speaking with Rikus, our Scenic Tours Cruise Director about me and my sea sickness that morning, and that he had decided to change course and sail closer to the shore, hoping that the sea would be a lot calmer - and it was!!  What a fabulous, caring Frenchman he is.

At the Cocktail Party, Sarah of the red stilletoes on the ice float drinking champagne, was the MC and she called all the key staff up onto the stage.  We went crazy when Baptiste appeared on stage and clapped and cheered for him.  All the other Aussies who had met him in our cabin, cheered too.

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The dinner took a long time and we didn't get back to our cabin until about 11.30 pm.  I wasn't very tired so watched a movie in bed called "10 Laps" and finally went to sleep at 1.15 am.

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Posted by gaddingabout 17:27 Archived in Chile

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