Sailing the ocean blue, well sort of, back to NY
After leaving Nassau we headed back north to NY. The way back though was further east out in the Atlantic than the more coastal route we took down to Cape Canaveral. At one point we passed over a quite deep part of the Atlantic, some 8000 feet. Starting the trip back seemed to change the weather for the better and had a sunny day. A bit of cloud and still chilly. The sun was welcomed by the masses who emerged onto the upper decks from the bowels of the ship to make their noise. The water slides, basket ball court, rock climbing and the rope walks all opened. The fit and trim were in their element, the less nimble lounged in the deck chairs and hot tubs…………we gave the hot tubs a miss.
Not a lot to report on this section of the trip. One sits around, eats and has a few light drinks to while away the time. Maybe listen to some musician in the bar. We partook (is that a word, past tense of ‘partake’ ?) of the Brazilian restaurant. This was a grilled meat feed. First a salad, then 2 types of sausages, followed by a chicken leg, a couple of spare ribs, lamb chop, filet mignon piece, garlic marinated steak, slice of sirloin steak, couple of slices of grilled pineapple rolled in cinnamon (this pineapple helps us digest the meat, or so we were told). It was great meal, thought by some to be the best so far.
The following day was a bit like the first, although the sun rose later and set earlier and as we approached NY it got colder. To warm us up we went to the Tina Turner tribute show that night. And warm us up they did, what a racket. The noise! But then again this is what Tina did in her hey day, a real rock and roller. Unlike Perry Como there was more rock than roll.
The Imlays departed early from the theatre. Allthego and Homealone saw it out and needed something to sooth the soul afterwards.
After dinner it was off to bed and finish packing for disembarkation the following morning. This all went well and we set off by cab to the airport to catch the plane to Houston and a couple of weeks with Mitchell and the gang before flying home. The Imlays were lining up for Thanksgiving week in NY before heading home.