Today was a very interesting day. Early this morning we were sailing in some pretty thick fog and haze and heading basically in a westerly direction. I stopped by the gym (don’t get excited, I wasn’t going to work out) to see Apollonia, the Captain’s better half to say hello. I asked her to have a word with the Captain to change course and find us some sun. Lo and behold, around 0930 the sun popped out (she’s very influential)and I had a brilliant day. Around 11ish as I sat there bronzing, facing the sun, I noticed the sun moving fairly quickly to the side. I looked and sure enough we were turning. I got out my GPS and saw we were headed North…. This was not in my plan. North was all I needed….colder weather. Then I noticed we kept turning and sure enough we were turning around. As it turns out one of the more influential passengers had left a suitcase behind in Seattle and we were going back for it. Or…… we were turning back so the Canadian Coast Guard could do a medical evacuation from the ship. OK, well go with that one, too bad to because the other explanation would have been pretty exciting. About 4 hours later we successfully completed the medical evacuation and turned back toward Japan. I sat out in the sun for about 6 hours and was very grateful for such an excellent day all things considered…..