another nice early morning with perfect 75* weather.. plenty to do with a Mariner’s reception at 11am in the showroom.. Team trivia at 2pm with a short rain-squall passing over us.. a lil’dress-up for Happy Halloween.. Abba-fab was the show tonite.. we saw them last year on the Maasdam.. great show as they did songs from Mama Mia and a lot of the great Abba hits
wow.. a nice morning.. not the best-est of Sunrises with some low scattered clouds but the Sun was shining.. thank you Captain for that good forecast..a few rays on the Lido Deck-aft in the morning … the clocks make that first move forward this afternoon at 1pm as we continue our journey east across the ‘big pond’.. ..Team Trivia after lunch..Pub Trivia after Dinner..
30 knot winds and ruff seas made it a bit ‘bumpy’ as we head across the ‘big pond’.. this morning we were sailing thru the eastern most Bahama islands .. we were invited to the Staff Engineer’s table for Dinner on this first Formal nite..a nice surf and turf dinner.. hopefully the skies will clear with the Sun shining tomorrow and the forecast will be as good as the Captain said it would be.. after dinner we all went to the showroom for tonite’s Midnite Hour show.. not to my liking with the ship’s singers and dancers
on this final day before we leave for our drive down to Florida tomorrow morning with our friends Tom & Denise ..a Hertz one-way rental Van was in order as we stop overnite in Ft Pierce at our regular Holiday Inn Express….we board Holland America’s Rotterdam late Friday morning for our cruise back over to Europe across the ‘big pond’..this will be our 6th year in a row doing this cruise with a few itinerary port changes this time around.. we also meet up onboard with our friends from Long Island– Ron and Barbara– who boarded the ship yesterday in NYC and are sailing down the coast as I write..
our Itinerary for the 42 day cruise
nice sunrise this morning…the Town’s contractor picked up the debris on our street this afternoon.. nice timing–glad to see it go..
got out to the surf to wet a line before Sunrise.. North winds at 10mph and 54* air temps with water temp down to 72*.. had some fresh menhaden a/k/a pogies a/k/a bunker.. not a hit.. small net boats all along the beach just beyond the surf.. and they had nuttin’ in their nets except for a few sharks that they throw out so they wash up on the beach.. what a waste.. still doing minor cleanup at the house after Matthew.. waiting for Town to p/u debris– guess we’ll be outta here
|SPOT people on da’ Pier catching nuttin’|
|Patrick the Irish Setter meets Blackie|
|and even more empty nets|
|awaiting Town pickup|
|pretty well cleaned up|
|Panorama of the house|