Well, a major chapter of this voyage closed today as my fellow traveling companions scattered to the four winds. It is really sad to see all your friends depart. I will miss so many but Wil & Ron are at the top of the list along with Mike & Janet, Sam & Marsha, Bonnie, Stan & Marilyn, all the cruise critic crowd and many others….. I hope our paths cross again very soon. My friends Aart & Yvonne arrived today and will be on until the end of the World Voyage… great news. The debarkation here in Long Beach wasn’t very good. There was a considerable delay getting everyone off the ship…. Very, very poor. I got off the ship and met up with my friend Vicki and we toured around a bit and did a little shopping. I finally got back on the ship after 12:00 and sat in the sun for a while until the cold dark clouds and winds came…. It was time to go in. Tomorrow we will arrive in Santa Catalina, California around 0800. I am just going to take it as it comes… no plans and very low expectations…. Lazy day for me.