Days 11 & 12 - Rockin' the boat en route Hong Kong
Trip Start Feb 04, 2012
20Trip End Mar 01, 2012
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Sea days have more programming than port-of-call days. The ship has a huge spa, with an acupuncturist and a plastic surgeon (and many other therapists) who give seminars on health and well-being. I have attended several of these, but more than that I continue to enjoy lecture series that are offered. Geoff Grey, the Australian lecturer, did a very interesting piece on “Obama, the Pacific President – Will he be re-elected?”, and John Maxtone-Graham a series of two lectures on expeditions to the north and south poles
I watched a “Movie Under the Stars” – “I Don’t Know How She Does It” starring Sarah Jessica Parker, (Peter lasted about 10 minutes on this one), and a show by a violinist, Daniel Weltlinger. We are continually astounded by the quality of all these shows, all included in the price of the trip itself. Ship life is a continual “orgy” of food and entertainment.
Weather conditions worsened on the second of these sea days and waves and swell of the ocean were up to about 12 feet; the movement of the boat was more and more bouncy. At this stage it is called a “moderate” sea condition. When the ocean is more rough, the ship has to slow down. I was starting to feel the effects of motion sickness, so didn’t eat much of the noon German buffet, even though I love that kind of food. By about 3pm I was in our stateroom, lying down and then I got tremendously sick. No details are necessary, but Peter called the ship’s doctor who recommended some medication. The rest of the last of five days at sea I spent in bed in a miserable state. I do NOT like this part of ocean travel. Not at all.