Friday January 8, 2016
Just a quick entry tonight. Another day at sea. We went to a bridge lesson at nine and then a lecture on the Panama Canal. Both were pretty basic but I learned something at each.
After lunch I worked out. Today I was able to use the rowing machine which I am sure is a great relief to you. At three we went to a lecture on the history of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Again, interesting but basic.
Bingo was at four o’clock. I am not ashamed to admit that I like bingo. I did not however bring my own dabber with me (a special bingo accessory that facilitates the rapid marking of multiple cards) as some of the others did. Surprisingly not enough people showed up to play and so it was cancelled.
Remember how I said that I thought we had come up with a good system for picking our dinner entrees? Well, we forgot to select them by noon today so we ended up eating in the cafeteria which was fine. A nice change of pace from the slow, multi-course, waiters in white jackets, assistant maître d’s checking on you production that eating in the dining room is.
The evening was spent watching “The Italian Job” (Russell)/writing and reading (me) and getting ready for our first foray off the ship tomorrow.