Wednesday May 4
Well we are on the ship. We spent hours and hours at the
hotel making small talk and munching cookies… Or some
of us did. Finally someone arrived and said we could get
on the bus. There were 35 of us… And me of course. I was
very tired of waiting. Finally going some where… And then
we were on a bus and cruising, well hardly cruising, I could
have walked faster than the bus around the “tourist”
places of the city. Tons of traffic. I am not sure if closing of
the viaduct, or just rush hour was the reason for so much
traffic but I think we were supposed to tour for an hour
before we could get on the ship.
The Safari Explorer was waiting for us with the whole
crew of people in blue shorts saying they were with Un-
We were shown to our room, given the necessary
information and then left to relax. We were there…3 meals
a day for the next twenty days. We chatted with people
from Florida, poor guys, and met some Aussies…and
wonder of all wonders! We met another Sea….Sea
McKewn and his dad Tim…. As a result of finding another
Sea, dad refused to have his name tag altered and will
remain Seabury…. Oh well.
Information in the lounge…dinner and more information…
Oh and of course before we could set sail and begin to enjoy the trip, the obligatory life boat drill, All of us looking stupid in those huge life vests. HA! they did not have one small enough for me.
Rock-a bye and off to sleep in those wee beds, They said it was a rough night but we were down below and midship and just rocked to sleep.