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... in our
journey on the Ryndam, she found a little wave action. For the most
part the waters have been so calm, we have not been able to feel her
moving. By morning, calm seas returned. Also my morning, the mid
nineties of Egypt retreated to the upper sixties, with overcast
Early on we discovered this port,
Katalonon, expected four cruise ships and more than 10,000 passengers
... on the pediments and metopes of the Temple of Zeus and Dr. Hatlie gave us a lecture on the armory of the time (including the helmet of Miltiades) and the famous statue of Hermes and baby Dionysus. After these shorter lectures we were free to go check out the very small touristic town of Olympia. I ended up in yet another jewelry shop, and checked out a couple cute souvenir shops ...
... of the road (even for Greece). I remember reading about this road in some motorbike blogs as being a must do if you ride in Greece and I can see why. I was continually accelerating, braking, hard left and hard right all the way. By the time we were nearing Olympia Ruth was ready to barf in the back seat and Shirley was almost in her lap due to the drop offs. Eventually we arrived into the Pension Posidon Hotel around 1:30 PM,dropped off our ...
... and then a formal dinner in the Manhatton Restaurant for all on the ship. We had to wear suits and ties and girls evening attire. Not really what you may normally expect for holiday makers on a cruise - and what I thought I may get away from for a short while!!!
The first concert was a group (Quartet) from The USA called "Cantare". It was excellent with rousing songs from throughout the 70's, through to the early 2000's. After ...
... in years and I just felt awful. What’s worse was that I hated missing out on my day at sea and being able to swim and lay in the sun. I was so cold from the fever, I couldn’t get in the pool even in the solarium (yes, I tried, that’s how dedicated I was). I ended up in the hot tub, which was the first time I felt comfortable all day, but while there managed to make a friend!
Actually, I’d use the term 'friend’ ...