It's been a relaxing day...and I think that's in order...considering. Considering what? you ask. Well, considering it's another sea day...we've done most of the onboard activities that interest us...it's stinkin' hot outside...and we had a little bit of a wake-up call at 1:50 am. And that...my friend...leads to today's Fuss Budget.
The Fuss Budget today is a bit high
Hmmm, the last time I heard that announcement was when we were docked in port in Kusadasi, Turkey and a sudden storm came up, snapping the ropes holding us on the pier and we listed sideways and started to take on water...they locked down all the doors and we did a little imitation of the Costa Concordia before we straightened ourselves and ended up out to sea again. Of course, that happened mid afternoon when everyone was up and around. Most were off the ship, we were not. Point being, my mind was not sleep addled. I was already planning for the call to muster stations that day. The call never came. Had a ship been docked beside us on the pier, it may have been disastrous...instead of the tad nerve wracking that it was.
Okay...back to the wee hours of last night. It's now almost 2 am. We've had an emergency call. We've had a follow up that exterior doors are being closed automatically
The rumour mill was functioning at full throttle throughout the morning. Everywhere you went, people were proselytizing about the cause. We heard everything from "man overboard" to someone "acting up" on top deck. No one said anything about a fire.
At lunch time today, the Captain made his daily navigational announcement. He opted to broadcast this one ship wide...even into people's cabins. He felt he should explain what had happened this morning. It was a generator that malfunctioned, he said. The crew performed admirably, he said. There was lots of smoke, he said. But there was never any fire...he said. To that I call "BULLSHIT!". Cause you know the old saying...if it looks like a burnt duck, and it smells like a burnt duck, and it sounds like a burnt duck...then there's been a FIRE near that duck.
*****And just as a little aside today, I want to point something out. And, quite frankly, I'm a bit surprised that none of my faithful readers have picked up on it. Or if they did, no one's ever commented on it. The titles of my daily entries have reflected the lyrics to that popular series of the 70's...Gilligan's Island. I prepared all the titles in advance of my departure from home. Yup, I DO have too much time on my hands. Point being...look at the title of today's. It is definitely one of those things...those things that make you go hmmmmm!!*****
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
Monday, October 12, 2015
Cockburn Town, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos