Day 8 marked our last full sea day. It was amusing how on this day all the laptops, textbooks and highlighters came out – including my own. When we realised we would be in Sydney the next day (Monday) there were a whole heap of things that needed to be done by then. Of course, we were still on holidays and so made plenty of time for fun.
The water in the pool was quite cold, but great. When the ship rocked the water rolled up and down the pool. It had waves and was very fun to float in. It was funny to see just how much the ship rocked and just how much we were used to its sway by day 8.
I had been saying I would buy a round of cocktails all holiday, and so finally plucked up the courage to hand over my card on the last day. Mum and Mark got raspberry coladas – which were amazing, Barry got a classic strawberry daiquiri, grandma had a kiwi-lime cooler (very refreshing) and I had an amazing cocktail that was called something like BCH… I don’t remember its name, but it was fantastic: full of coconut, banana, rum and cream. I would have another right now actually…
The cruise was largely about what we could consumer: food, drink and entertainment. Every sense was stimulated all the time. My eyes had a good time on this cruise, but we were generally at dinner or engaged in some activity when the sun went down, so I really wanted to watch the sunset on our last night. Unfortunately, that night decided to be cloudy, but it was still quite lovely.
With the dramatic filter on my camera it had a different level of impressiveness.
Mark and I were playing around on he deck and drawing inspiration from that famous Titanic scene at the bow of the ship… and Mum took some photos.