This is our last sea day before reaching Auckland, NZ. As usual we were up early, me to the gym and Kay to walk the deck. I snapped this photo of the setting moon before leaving for the gym. Kay said I really missed the show. As she made her circuits around the promenade deck, she alternately saw the setting moon on one side of the ship and the rising sun on the other. We are travelling almost due south and with the moon near full, it was a beautiful sight.
After lunch we attended the 2:00 PM lecture on a little known subject, the taking of the South Pacific from the Germans during WWI. The Kiwi’s and the Aussie’s took the German headquarters on what is now Papua New Guinea without firing a shot.
Since there is not much to write about today, I will again tell you about our dinner meal.
At the La Fontaine entrance we were greeted by this ice carved Mermaid.
An interesting looking dining room.
I intended to photo each dish tonight, but forgot until the main arrived. Which was surf and turf. For posterity I will relate my meal which was as follows:
Escargots Bourguignon: escargots with herb garlic butter, burgundy wine & French bread
Duck and Sausage Gumbo: with onion, celery bell pepper, scallion and rice
Surf and Turf: filet mignon (medium rare), lobster tail, herb garlic butter, porcini basmatic rice, sautéed vegetables
Accompanied with Greystone 2011 Merlot
Followed with Key Lime Pie and coffee. Altogether an excellent meal!
Carl looks like he could get used to having someone remove the shell from his lobster… no puns intended…
The dinner theme tonight was Bowlers & Bumper Shoots…
Rita Rudner was back tonight for our show. If anything she was better tonight than last week. She is one very funny lady. It is easy to see why she is the longest running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas, 14 years, over 2000 shows and more than 1.5 MILLION tickets sold.
Early to bed tonight, sailing into Auckland at about 6:30 in the morning and I want to be on deck for photos….