06.01.2013 71 °F
So, I am waking up well rested after sleeping aboard ship. I had some concern as I have not cruised before, and the swells last night had me feeling a bit unsteady. ( As the ship rises and falls, it can lead your inner ear… making you feel dizzy. I began to worry that I would get motion sickness. ) However, sleeping was a real pleasure.. it felt a bit like being rocked to sleep… with a gentle sound of the water crashing off the ship far below my window. When I woke up at 5:00AM it was still dark outside, but I could see the glow of the sun preparing to rise to the East. ( I am Portside.. Though I wont be transferring to Starboard for my trip home. ;-) ) After adjusting the temperature and such I got back in bed to snooze for another hour… When the sun did rise I took the following pictures.. It’s a very nice way to start the day.
I did then make my way to the spa/exercise room and actually climbed up on an elliptical machine. ( I have been ignoring my machine at home and thought I should start back at it while I have nothing else to pretend is more important. ) It was a very odd experience “running” on the machine and feeling the ocean and ship shift under my feet. Not pleasant or unpleasant really, just odd. Mainly I was feeling great that I had gotten up to do it.
While I couldn’t take the time to sit in the steam room before breakfast, I will get in a steam later today or tomorrow. Nonetheless, I went off to breakfast with my folks, and then watched a lecture on some of our upcoming ports of call. I can finally think about some of these places and I have to say I am excited… The first port is Nuku Hiva, it looks like fairly tough country and I am looking forward to getting up the mountain.
It was really nice to sit together and learn what was expected ahead.
For now, I will have to just keep eating and relaxing.. it’s a hard life, but someone’s got to do it.