Another Glorious Day on the High Seas

Trip Start Jan 13, 2010
Trip End Feb 10, 2010

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Regent Seven Seas Voyager

Flag of United States  , California
Monday, January 18, 2010

We are approximately 1200 nautical miles to our first stop of Nuku Hiva.  I think we get there in another 2 days.  The weather has started to warm up and I am seeing the first sunburns on the pasty white winter skins.  I now have criss cross sandal marks on my feet and a nice "healthy" red glow on my face.  I love it!  The highlight of the day so far was my first massage of the cruise.  I signed up for a deep tissue massage and was skeptical when I saw the tiny woman who was to be my masseuse.  I should not have worried...she could cause some serious pain!  The massage was great and then I hung out in the sauna and steam room for awhile.  I am sad that I have been too sick to enjoy that aspect of the ship before now. It was lovely.

We are rocking and rolling a bit today, but my sea legs are holding out okay.  We had a wonderful dinner in one of the fine restaurants last night. I had lobster, creamed spinach, twice baked potatoes, sauteed mushrooms and chocolate ice cream!  The portions were huge and I could eat only a fraction of what was served to me.  I cannot imagine what my body would look like if I spent 4 months on this ship.

We met the cruise director, Jamie, and his wife, Dana, last night and I confirmed my suspicion that they have "The Life."  They spend about 7-8 months a year on the ship and then spend the rest of the year at their home in Michigan.  They do not work when they are off the ship and they seem to really enjoy their time on board.  They have been working together on ships since the 80s I believe.  I confessed to Jamie that he was living my childhood dream of being "Julie the Cruise Director" from The Love Boat!

I am getting excited about our first stop, although I have been told there is not much there.  I am sure it will be a beautiful island, notnetheless, and I am charging my camera battery so I can send all of you photos from Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas.

I miss all of my family and friends but feel very blessed to have this travel opportunity.

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Bon on

How wonderful for you! The closest thing I have had to a massage lately is Ernest Hemingway making bread with his paws on my butt to wake me up and feed him! Damn cat! Eat a lobster for me -- miss you!

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