Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Day 95 At Sea


Today was our final day at sea on this 21 day Pan-American/Panama Canal voyage. The weather didn’t cooperate too well. It was fairly cool and quite breezy so I spent the day cleaning up the cabin and visiting with friends. Tonight Aart & Yvonne took Larry, Cherryl & I to dinner in the Pinnacle Grill. It was a great evening. We are sad that Larry & Cherryl are leaving tomorrow but we hope to see them on the 2011 World Voyage. Tomorrow we arrive at 7:00 into Long Beach and we have to get off for an extended period while they do a deep clean on the ship. The four of us, Aart, Yvonne, Dolly & I, who are continuing on will be provided a vehicle & driver to take us around shopping and to lunch while we wait for a rather late embarkation. Before I leave with them, I am meeting my friend Vicki for a brief visit. Originally she was coming onboard to see friends but because of the Norovirus & the deep clean, no visitors will be allowed onboard. It will be exciting once everyone is onboard to see who is sailing because there are over 120 people who will be on this 14 day Panama Canal Holiday cruise who will be doing the World Voyage. I know already that two very dear friends, Sandy & Grace Blavin will be joining us. I just hope tomorrow goes smoothly. Speaking of smoothly, it is going to be a very tough night for many.... the seas are very, very rough.....

7 comments:

Michelle and Rudy van der Goot said...

Hope they give you a monster of a car so that you have room for all that diet coke!

Michelle and Rudy van der Goot said...

Oh yeah, and WELL DONE to HAL for sorting out something for you guys. Hope it goes soomthly when you reboard later and you don't have to stand in line with the hoards. Enjoy your day shopping!

Mary said...

Have you already booked for the 2011 WC? That's very cool. Hope your day ashore is pleasant. You'll be a busy guy once you re board. Thank you again for taking us along on your journey.

whitey said...

SHOPPING????

What in the hell would you need?

Camera maybe and diet coke but not much else I would think?

guy said...

tell the Pinnacle Grill staff and manager hi from the dittmars (lynda and guy) mother and son. Keep up the great blog

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeff,
Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season and fantastic New Year.
I'm buried in 20" of the whitestuff, so much for living on the coast-all of the Eastern Seaboard got hammered. Makes for a nice White Christmas! Thank you again for sharing the world through your lens. Great pictures.
BVH-Groton, Ct

Bill said...

Jeff,
We'll miss you at Lisa's tomorrow. Have a Very Merry Christmas.

From Cold,Snowy Delaware,
Bill