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At Sea - Wednesday, 27 March 2019

sunny 26 °C
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Queens Suite - Deck 9 - Cabin 9047
Another day at sea. The ocean is very calm and QM2 is just gliding through the water. So far, so good for me!

Last night, and for the next few nights, because we are sailing through pirate infested waters, we have to keep our curtains closed and the external lighting on the ship is kept to a minimum. It seems quite bizarre.

I had my usual pink grapefruit for breakfast, followed by eggs benedict today. It was very nice. Chris and Robin joined us for breakfast but Yemi and Fiona don't eat breakfast.

At 11.00 am we went to a lecture by Captain Richard Hayman entitled When China Ruled the Waves. I slept through most of it and Phil nodded off as well. We found the ship's photo lab and looked up our photo with the captain from last night's cocktail party. It's not the greatest photo ever taken of both of us but at least it's a memento.

We had a light lunch with Chris and Robin and ordered Lobster Thermidore for dinner tonight. Being in the Queen's grill is just wonderful. They are so obliging and attentive. If it's not on the menu, just ask and give them a bit of notice and they will make it up for you. Wonderful service.

So, this afternoon we go back to the Illuminations Theatre to hear General Sir Simon Mayall speak about The Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire. Phil's choice. Well, he slept all the way through and didn't hear a thing. At least I didn't nod off until the end. We are both shockers!!

We have decided not to attend afternoon tea today as we want to enjoy our lobster thermidore tonight.

Dinner tonight was delicious. Four of us had lobster, one had salmon and one had Dover Sole. We are eating VERY well!

Early to bed tonight as we are going ashore tomorrow at 8.30 am on a four wheel excursion of Salalah.

Posted by gaddingabout 14:57 Archived in Oman

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