Sea Princess Sea Day 8 - 05/21/19
24 May 2019 | Timor Sea
Woke up early and looked out to see it was just starting to get light. It was only 6 am. Went back to sleep and got up around 7 am today. Early for us. Watched some tv and then got ready for breakfast. Walked up to Deck 6 to the dining room for breakfast. I had some yogurt, papaya and two fried eggs with bacon. Mark tried the pancakes with bacon and hash brown. Sat with three other couples at a table by the window. Had a great visit with all of them. Headed back to our cabin to brush our teeth. Then climbed up to Deck 12 and walked the deck. After 2 laps we went to the atrium and checked out their sale. Mark bought another 2019 cruise golf shirt for $22. I didn't find anything. Dropped it off at our cabin. Then walked another two laps around Deck 12. Then Mark attended the Astronomy lecture. I went to add my ticket to the opal drawings. But first they did a lecture on the different types of opals. It was interesting. Then they went to the Effie store. They were letting everyone check out the opals with 30% discount. Their prices were really high. By this time, Mark joined me and I gave up waiting for the draw. Headed up to Deck 14 for lunch. I had rice, veggies and a little beef. Not much else that I really liked. We sat in a 2-seater table close to the window. The rest of the seats filled up. By this time we were all finished and headed back to our cabin. We got changed as Mark wanted to play swimming pool volleyball. We played against each other. My team didn't play very well. Luckily, we had someone outside the pool to chase the balls that were badly hit out of bounds. We played until 2 pm. It was direct sunlight as we played. The water was not even 5 foot deep. Playing was a challenge. I joined two of the guys from yesterday and again played 500. I had some very nice cards and my team won. Stopped playing at 3 pm as I was meeting Mark after his astronomy lecture on using the stars to navigate with someone from NZ. I was still in my bathing suit and cover. Chatted with some of the Ryder Cup challenge participants. It was held in the atrium, where were had to go down a set of stairs and around a marker. Lots of fun. Headed back to cabin. Showered and got ready for dinner. Mark enjoyed some of the wine that Sea Princess gave us. Then we headed to dinner just before 5:30. Gregory & Maxine were already there. Ian & Beverly were eating at the upscale steakhouse. I had some blueberry soup, which Mark had the Pea Soup appetizer. Then I had the chicken with extra veggies. Mark had the veal scallopini. We enjoyed a dessert. Mark had some coffee. Then we headed to the pool area to watch the movie, Instant Family. It was so-so. Had some popcorn to go with it. The stars were visible for the first time. The full moon was behind some clouds. We could see lights around, like boats. It was nice and warm tonight. Then walked up and hit the casino. I gave them some money but Mark played and didn't lose anything. Then we were just in time to see the nightly show. This one was with Jeff the juggler, from the other night. We sat in the second row. The show was entertaining. Decided we had enough for today. Headed back to our cabin. Watched some tv. Thanks to everyone for sending us some satellite messages.