22-23 April, 2019 – Two more Sea Days before Gran Canaria

Steve is still reading Moby Dick sending me the paragraphs that seem to parallel our World Cruise experience.

For the most part, in this tropic whaling life, a sublime uneventfulness invests you; you hear no news; read no gazettes; extras with startling accounts of commonplaces never delude you into unnecessary excitements; you hear of no domestic afflictions; bankrupt securities; fall of stocks; are never troubled with the thought of what you shall have for dinner—for all your meals for three years and more are snugly stowed in casks, and your bill of fare is immutable.

Meanwhile…..another beautiful pod of hundreds of dolphins leaping through the water on Easter Sunday. What a joy and blessing to be able to see this amazing sea creature phenomenon.

We head North now to the cooler weather and waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

I wish we could hear no news…..the Sri Lanka bombings are on all the news channels TV and paper that are provided on our ship. Such a sad, tragedy for the people of the country and the foreign visitors. We reviewed our pictures and were not surprised to see many of those sights that were bombed in our pictures in particular the Kingsbury Hotel where we had lunch. Sending our prayers to the people of Sri Lanka.

Our 8th day in the Atlantic Ocean alongside Africa starts with air temperature of 65 degrees. We are in a shipping lane so we see other large ships in the distance. The ship will be sailing cross the Tropic of Cancer today as we near the Canary Islands. We will be attending another lecture by Gloria Barnett on Marine Animal Behavior and the Detective, Simon Dinsdale will be talking about Policewomen. A classical concert this afternoon featuring a string trio plus we can sign up for a Guest Talent Show – not likely.

It’s a gala night – nearing the last of these dress up events on this cruise. And a celebration today because it is St. George’s Day – the patron saint of England – also a dragon slayer!

We’ve made it this many days on the cruise without going to the Casino…..we still have a chance. Instead, we plan to start sorting clothes for packing purposes. No more hot, tropical weather in our future – until Florida.

Tomorrow we will see land again and it will be a welcome sight!