Friday, June 16, 2017

Europe 17 Day 21

We were at sea again for a day as we sailed from Montenegro back to Italy, passing between Sicily and the mainland again, but in the other direction.

I refer to my notes as I have no memory of the day but all I wrote was K got very drunk. I suspect she too wanted to be home back in old Blighty and she takes on everyone else's stress and troubles.

Here are the last ship photos. Asian ship passengers learning to waltz.


I only saw this once, where the water was so shallow, as the propellers went into action, our ship churned up the seabed.


This just found phone photo looks like Santorini to me.



These ship passengers learnt to play the mandolin in about 9 days and held a concert.


It was quite good.


I suppose this was some kind of reference to a Venetian masked ball. It was fun. I was watching from one side and unbeknownst to me, R was watching from the other.


We were determined to see the last big show in the Princess Theatre. We arrived 15 minutes early and sat in the very last available seats.



The woman with the ponytail was a deaf signer.


 The back of the monster outdoor tv screen.


One does wonder what these orb things were about. I should have asked.


Naples tomorrow. What will that be like?

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  1. Andrew so I am waiting for Naples photos

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    1. Gosia, they may be disappointing. I did not take a large number in Naples.

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  2. Looks interesting enough. They did a good job to sound ok after learning the mandolin.
    Can't imagine me going to those shows on a ship, think I would be rather boring as I tried to find my own thing.

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    1. Margaret, while I don't know it may be an easy instrument to play. The performances were only 45 minutes long, so just right for me.

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  3. That phone picture looks like Santorini to me too.
    Playing a Mandolin in only 9 days?? Well done.
    It seems the ship's entertainment was worth the trip as well as the onshore outings.

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    1. River, we were choosy about what we saw and they were of a high standard.

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  4. Looks like you had good time on board but getting a seat for the concert sounded a hassle.

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    1. Diane, yes. 1500 seats and we had to be there early.

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  5. Despite declaring boredom it would appear you did in fact have a fabulous time aboard ship! My niece, who is an incredible dancer, did a couple of seasons working on cruise ships.. she enjoyed it I think.. now living in Canada, married with two children.. not sure how that's relevant 😀😀

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    1. Very relevant Grace, as I wondered about how, why and where the performers come from. Yes, it was a great time on the ship. Maybe I do get a little homesick when travelling. R will say homesickness is nonsense, but by the end of the holiday, he was ready to come home and pleased we weren't staying on to see the sights of Rome, as I said when we booked. I expected to come back to cold weather, but the short winter days caught me unawares. A little post holiday blues but well and truly over that and back focusing on the meaningless of life. Canada is quite a civilised place to live. As the cliche goes, they are a bit like us.

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  6. I've always thought those orbs housed radar and similar equipment.

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    1. I would guess so. They look quite sci-fi.

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  7. I have such good memories from our cruise ! I went each evening in the casino and played roulette. Very carefully and I always won enough for my pocket money the next day ! Great ! If you are not a player and can stop in time. Mr. G. waited outside because if he starts he can't stop and he knows it !

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    1. Gattina, while I know roulette, I don't have a clue how to play it, in spite of watching others play. I always invest a small amount in gambling, lose it or double it and take the profit. In the meantime, you may win big time. That is good self control by Mr G.

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