Monday September 5 - our first full day at sea and it's gray and dreary. Now what - find breakfast - the buffet on the Lido deck is zoo (that's my recurrent comment. I prefer sit down meals, not roaming about. I do not need volume . I seek quality of food). After breakfast, we walk the circuit - three laps equals a mile. Now I feel the ship movement and begin my dramamine and ear drop regimen. That works for my motion issues, and I'm good to go.
There are a lot of activities on board ship and we take advantage of as much as possible - 10 am - hello, winners of Name That Tune in the Crow's Nest. 11 am cooking show in the Culinary Center - crab cakes, shrimp pasta, and creme brulee. High noon - lunch. 1 pm - a Lumberjack Show - sounds corny but was quite interesting. This man, Rob Sheer, won championships and still competes with his son. He wore the ubiquitous red checked shirt, carried a big axe, and was extremely fit for late 50s.
2 pm - time for a snooze. Hey, we're on vacation. Don't judge.
4 pm - another deck walk and a whale watch alert. Sure enough, we saw whales blow holes and breech. Very cool. It was funny as we all ran from side to side of the ship - everyone not wanting to miss a thing. Lots of misty clouds - tendrils encircled the hills ashore.
Night fun included a comedian's show. Jeff Burghart was amusing and did some clever impressions. Then the piano bar was so-so - the man could play, but not sing. Yawn - time for bed around 10 pm. We have to turn our clocks back for Tuesday and be ready for a shore adventure.