Today started out pretty dreary… It was really overcast, breezy and too cool for my taste. Thankfully, the weather improved a bit as the day wore on. I arrived at the Nieuw Amsterdam in the early afternoon and was immediately taken back by how big it is. That being said, it is a beautiful ship, just a little big for this small ship guy. Captain Van Zaane has a right to be proud of this baby. I was able to see the Captain Edward Van Zaane & his lovely bride, Apollonia and it was a fabulous reunion. On top of that (for you world voyagers) I saw a number of other friends… Brock, Bianca (casino) and her husband Mike (F&B), Manny, Augustin (2007 Seaview Bar), Marco Van Bellenghem (HM) and a few others along the way. It is so nice to see such a first rate bunch of people…. I also met Julie & Parker Farschman… Julie’s husband and Parker’s dad is Jeff Farschman. I think it is twilight zone time….. Can the world really handle 2 Jeff Farschmans? I look forward to meeting Jeff, the name alone says he is pretty special J Tomorrow we will be at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas…. beach time. Great day today!