Day 11, Thursday, Feb 10, At Sea, Formal
Trip Start Jan 26, 2011
19Trip End Feb 13, 2011
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While it's always a little risky to confuse the temporary effects of weather with the climactic effects of a shift in location, our sail from Lautoka to Auckland is a big shift towards a temporate climate, roughly equivalent to sailing from Jamaica to Norfolk, and I am finding the cooler temperatures most welcome
The Crystal Visions enrichment program concludes for this cruise with 3 presentations. In the morning David Davenport spoke on "Why is Healthcare Reform so Difficult", followed by Ken Rees on "The Land at the Bottom of the World - Welcome to New Zealand. In the afternoon, Joel Zuckerman presented "Destination(s) of the Game - Where to Experience the World's best golf"
Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda finished on a high note with the top score of the day but not finishing in the top 3 for the cruise. In addition to Mr. Zuckerman's lecture in the afternoon we had a spectacular Mozart Tea in Palm Court and the Captain's Farewell Party before our formal dinner. It was the last night for all of us as a group since one person will fly home Friday Evening.
The evening entertainment was a performance in the Galaxy Lounge by Wayne Newton, a rousing show supplemented by almost 20 of the ships musicians and Newton playing at least 4 instruments..
Today's parting shot will look a little bit at the power of a name. I am by nature an early bird and the "Late Riser's Breakfast" was never on my must-do list. I do however, snack my way through breakfast and a couple of days when things were extremely busy I did pop by for a late morning snack. While stopped there earlier in the week, the Apricot French Toast caught my imagination and I stopped by this morning between the first 2 lectures. I found the dish every bit as inviting as the name was intriguing. It's hard to imagine I almost missed it because it was part of "Late Riser's Breakfast".