Back out to Sea

Trip Start Apr 27, 2010
Trip End May 25, 2010

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

This morning, Saturday, May 1st, finds the Poesia back on the high seas, steaming southeast out of NYC and underway since around 11 PM last night. I was too busy working over the late night chocolate themed buffet to be excited about the departure. Nevertheless, New York City by night with all the lights is indeed a scene worth seeing and I did move my overloaded plate to a glass walled table topsides where I enjoyed the munchies plus the movable feast of the city scene one last time. As the lights diminished I was already fast asleep after an exhilerating but exhausting day, my two-wheeled steed standing sentry duty at one side of the bed, while the now empty bike box guarded the other approach, making it necessary to dive in from the foot. I hesitate to ditch the box prematurely, just in case there is some unanticipated requirement for it when disembarking in Hamburg
It is a reported 2,074 nautical miles to Porto Delgado in the Azores, our next port of call. Seas are still like glass. It is barely discernable that we are even underway. The sunworshipers are out early, claiming their deck chairs by placing a towel on them.
The deck walkers are likewise out in force doing their morning pennance for all that good food they have been consuming. I think I will just head for the Gym. They have several climbing machines in there that move your legs in a number of unusual movements as you do the the never ending assent to an imaginary Macchu Picchu, the Matterhorn or whatever may come to mind. The reward after around thirty minutes of this torture is a firmly fixed reminder to never mount this man-made torture platform again; however, for this crazy-guy-with-a-bike it may prove useful so I will suffer it at least a few times before or after riding the stationary bike. If I had to think of something good to say about the machine, it certainly beats push-ups.
Weather is still picture perfect so I opted for the sun deck this morning but not before sloshing on a lot of sunscreen. There are already a few folks who have obviously overdone it, and will have to pay a painful price with burned skin. It is now afternoon, lunch has dissappated, and time to head for the Gym.
Over and out.
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