s/v Charabia

05 September 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
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Sea Princess Sea Day 11 - 05/24/19

24 May 2019 | Bali Sea
Slept until 7 am. We watched some tv news before heading to Deck 14 Lido, for breakfast. I selected some vegetable quiche with bacon, rice and roasted tomatoes. Mark had some french toast and baked potato and bacon muffin, for a change. We headed back to our cabin, but our room had not yet been cleaned. Most days the cabin staff knows when we go to breakfast and they use this time to clean our cabin. We picked up our sun glasses and hat and headed to Deck 7 to walk the deck a number of times. Took a break half way thru and walked around the atrium area. Mark did some research on the ship's wifi and ended up buying it for 24-hours. He tried to change the coverage, but there was a huge line up at the internet cafe. We finished walking and then headed to the Princess theater for the daily astronomy talk. Today's session was delayed with the mega number of people leaving from the Singapore talk. It was enjoyable. Donna, the astronomer, highlighted thru history, the ladies that studied the stars and made incredible discoveries. Most of their discoveries were given over to the head of their astronomy department, instead of themselves. Women were not recognized in this field until the end of the 1800's. It was lunch time. We headed to Deck 14, Lido for lunch. I had lot of cooked vegetables, some beef and some chicken too. Mark said I shouldn't detail our food. They have a huge selection of hot and equally of cold foods. I have pretty much stayed away from the salad bar and fresh fruits, although I enjoy trying the fresh fruit. We headed back to our cabin and changed into our swimsuits. Our water volleyball was played against Jody, our cruise director and several other young people in her department. We played the first game against them and won easily. Then we had to switch off with other passengers that wanted to play. The staff only played for half an hour. Then we had enough players for two teams to play against each other. I left a bit early and changed out of my wet suit. Then headed to the Cafe Corniche to play cards. Learned a new game and I am not sure what it was called but it was similar to Phase 10 with three regular decks of cards. It was fun, but the hour went by too fast. Our Ryder Cup challenge was in the casino which was very close to the card playing cafe. It was an interesting challenge. Mark and I got the same score of 3 strokes. Fun to watch everyone else! Mark got to see some of the Motor GP race and was hoping to see some Formula 1 but no luck. They had an Australia Rules football game on instead. We headed back to our cabin. Watched some tv. Mark spent some time uploading our blog files. Once back in our cabin, he continued to select pictures to add to each day from all the pictures we took along the way. It will take more time to get them all posted. Not sure how much more wifi we have on our coverage. We showered and got ready for dinner with Greg & Maxine and Ian & Beverly. We keep changing which seat we sit in, which is fine with us. Mark and I had a pineapple and banana cold soup that tasted like a milkshake, He had the pork chops while I had chicken. We each enjoyed a chocolate mouse dessert. Then we headed back to our cabin as we have recently watched tonight's movie, which was the second Mama Mia movie. We will head down for tonight's British Invasion live show in the Princess Theater.
Thanks for the emails and messages received today. Not sure what's happening with our Garmin, as it looks like the messages don't send, but apparently, they got sent five times. Mark is trying to reset the Garmin, plus I deleted some of multiple messages to see if that will help or at least it will take up less space on my phone. One more day at sea and then we will have our next stop in Singapore. Enjoy the Memorial Holiday weekend. Sorry to hear about the tornado destruction in Jefferson City. We saw pictures on our tv news.
Vessel Name: Charabia
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot / Athena
Hailing Port: Jacksonville, FL
Crew: Mark &Helen
We are both computer folks that were live aboard cruisers back in the 90s. We settled in Jacksonville Florida after escaping the great white north and cruising the Bahamas, T&C, DR and points south down to Trinidad. [...]
Extra: Charabia is a French slang word for nonsense or gibberish. It derives from Arabic "sharab" which means alcohol.When you drink (too much) alcohol, you start talking Charabia. The original owners named her and Mark liked the name so it stuck.
Charabia's Photos - Main
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Nov 2017 trip south from Jacksonville
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Created 23 August 2018
Upgrades and maintenance to Charabia
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Created 27 June 2017
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Created 16 May 2015
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Created 15 May 2015
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Created 7 April 2015
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Created 4 April 2015
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Created 31 March 2015
Get the boat ready to cruise.
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Created 14 March 2015