A perfect night sleep. Calm seas. Crystal blue sky. In my best Chandler Bing, Does it get any better?
We opted for a dinner table of six so we met two other couples. One, husband and wife Brits, on their 20th day of a 27 day voyage. They started in Southampton, came to NYC, went up to Boston then Canada, back down through gale force winds leftover from Matthew and are heading home now. The other twosome, New York gentlemen who we don’t know if they are a couple or traveling companions (not a question one can ask, and not that we care), amiable and great conversationalists.
Breakfast was sumptuous. I had oatmeal. Mr. EOS had his vacation standby-French toast. The Brits didn’t appear for breakfast but the two men did and we enjoyed chatting with them about what we should do. They are serious Cunardists. We seem to be the only rookies on the ship. The average age is well over 70 so we’re the youngsters!!
We walked about the ship after breakfast to see if we could spy the Holyrood Suite on Deck 9 that we passed on. Good thing we passed. Its deck hangs out over the pool deck with large music speakers and a bar! The fumes from the smokestacks waft right back onto the deck and into the room. Our instincts were right. Everyone at our table said we’re in exactly the right spot. Deck 10. Starboard side. Midship. Odd room number. We’re happy as clams.
I’m blogging from our bright and sunny deck. Our location is 40.59.2 North. 66.54.7 West. Southeast of Georges Bank. Temperature 59 degrees. Force 4 Wind. Slight seas. The ocean temperature is 66 degrees but neither of us is willing to verify that.
The first of the time changes is at noon today. Ahead one hour. Dinner tonight is formal attire!