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Day one onboard the Cruise Ship

Still getting friction burns on my jaw from it continually dragging on the ground

overcast 13 °C

Dear All

Today, we had a bit of a walk around the ship. Was just a tad invigorating and the weather has sort of turned around on us. It is drizzling and we are in fog. I haven’t seen any Ice Bergs floating by but not too worried. It seems the Captain knows what he is doing and I didn’t see Titanic written anywhere on the ship. There isn’t anywhere where Leonardo and Kate can do their “King of the World” impression either, so we should be OK.

I also spent some time trying to get internet access sorted. On the ship it is also rather unstable, expensive but just might work. Soon find out.

Actually no. That won’t be happening. The Internet has decided to have the sulks again! Will try later.

So what does one do when one can’t really do much? One goes shopping of course! So far 1x watch for myself and 1x for Ron. There is another I’ve spied and just might find it’s way into my case before I get off the ship. Both are Noice, Different and Unusual!

Also picked up some trinkets for folks back home and some cologne. Noice again!

I decided to pamper myself and booked in for a full body remedial massage and Pedicure. Turned up for the massage and this rather well built tanned lady asked if I’d like Firm or Firm Firm. I mentioned I would like the Firm Firm and actually received Firm Firm Firm Firm! I think my spine actually met the top of the massage table. However, I only moaned a few times. Most likely because I was having difficulty getting my breath. Must say, it was a lovely massage and I feel a hell of a lot better. Gitta need not worry though!

When another equally tanned lady started my Pedicure, I was sitting with my feet in a mini whirlpool and talking about this, that and the other. She then lifted one foot onto a stool at the end and asked if I’d had a Pedicure before as she was using a device which was slightly reminiscent of a rasp file! As I peeled myself off the ceiling, giggling, I mentioned I had not! So with a rather sadistic laugh, she continued with the rasping whilst hanging onto my foot with a rather strong hold so I couldn’t run away giggling my head off! Must say though, it was equally fantastic and now am wondering why I’ve never done this before.

The weather took a turn for the worst last night. It is difficult to imagine such a large ship being tossed around like a toy, but that is what happened during the night. Lots of bangs and creaks. I wasn’t unduly concerned but it is difficult to have Emergency Training not come to the for during these times and I started to go through thinking “OK. Life Vests are here and I can get to them quickly. Emergency Exit is this way and it’s about 15 paces to the door” . Needn’t have worried though. This morning is beautiful and the sun is attempting to peek through the clouds.

Will write more soon. Will be docking in at Juneau this afternoon at 13:00 hrs.

Take care all

B and Ron

Posted by BeeandRon 10:24 Archived in Canada Tagged cruising

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