Being a sea day today, we were in store for lots of R&R, and even more than normal on this cruise as both of our usual sea day activities weren't available. I always take in the Bingo game and usually follow that up with a slot tourney in the Casino. Neither of these activities were on the schedule today and the Casino wasn't open at all. Something to do with local regulations and the fact that we were too close to shore and never reaching International Waters. The Production Show tonight is one that we saw last year, so I was relegated to watching movies on deck. Today was Frozen and tonight Divergent, neither of which I'd seen. Not a bad way to spend time considering they fill you full of food while you watch. They pop fresh popcorn, stuff you with pizza and follow it all up with cookies and milk. It will certainly spoil me for going to movies at home.
This morning we saw a great show which wasn't on the ship's schedule
As I went for my stroll around the Promenade Deck today, and spent time in both the buffet and dining room, it struck me that I could easily have been in Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks. There are certainly all sorts here on the ship. For those of you not familiar with this clip, have a watch here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV2ViNJFZC8 (I don't think the link will work, so you'll have to cut and paste it into your browser.)
The highlight of Kier's day was definitely when we passed by the Isle of Skye. That is where his ancestors are from. From this distance it looked like a very rural island with houses spread sparsely about. Some might even say it's comparable to...oh, say...Oyster Bed Bridge!!
Tomorrow Invergordon and a trip up to Loch Ness. Perhaps we'll see Nessie!!
Have you ever been to sea, Billy?
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Lionel, Scotland, United Kingdom