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Sea Princess Sea Day - 06/06/19

06 June 2019 | Arabian Sea
Helen
Woke up around 7:30. Mark went out to see where we were currently located as we work our way back around Oman. Still we had none of our news shows working on our cabin tv. They were supposed to have some help from Dubai, but so far, we are not seeing any change. We got dressed and got ready to head to breakfast. Mark looked out and saw some freighters in the distance. Still very hazy outside. We could only see water and no land. Then Mark noticed a huge fog which engulfed our ship. Next door said she heard 4 blasts of the horn, but we did not. It was short lived. By the time we walked down for breakfast, it was back to just hazy on the horizon. We joined three other couples. Talked about our trip out to Abu Dahbi. We filled our breakfast table with interesting conversation. Breakfast was good. We are still eating eggs and a few other things. I planned to stop eating fresh fruit. I did have some yogurt too. After breakfast was over, we headed back to our cabin. Brushed our teeth. Started watching a movie with Tom Hanks and DiCaprio. Mark decided to join an Enrichment Lecture from an Aussie policeman who was responsible for an area the size of the UK., while I headed to the gym. Walked the treadmill for an hour, as I was hoping to see the end of that same movie. I headed back to our cabin and Mark and I got to see the end of the movie. We were late for lunch. Changed into our swimsuits and headed to Deck 14 Lido grill area. Mark had a hotdog and fries while I had a grilled chicken and cheese burger and fries. The grill is actually overlooking the pool and out in the heat. At least there was some shade over our table. Joined the volleyball group of players. We played more than an hour. Then Mark and I hopped into the hot tub. Visited with another American, Steve, from Arizona for a short time, then headed back to our cabin. We both showered and got ready for the start of the second Ryder Cup challenge. There were lots of players. Our first challenge dealt with two sets of pylons that we had to shoot the ball thru. I scored 4, while Mark scored a 5. We decided to head back to our cabin as it was tiring standing for so long. We changed for dinner but got a few minutes to relax. Made a couple of phone calls. Then it was time to head to the dining room. Our dinner mates were already at the table. Caught up on the last two days. Dinner was chicken tonight for both Mark and me. Enjoyed our dinner conversations. Then headed to Deck 12 for the Movie Under the Stars. Tonight's movie was Holmes and Watson. We picked up some popcorn and found open lounge chairs. This was not the best movie, so we decided to check out tonight's show in the Princess Theater. Tonight was a comedian/juggler. It was not a good show. We returned to our cabin. Then Mark wanted to check out the front of the ship, just up from our cabin. I thought they locked the doors after dark, but they were still open. It was very dark out front, as our floor is one below the bridge. We could see a lot of stars in that area. There was still some haze blocking out some of the stars. The seas were perfectly flat. We are retracing our steps thru the Arabian Sea towards Muscat, Oman, on our way to the Red Sea. We finally have some news channels back but not the ones from the US. Since today is the anniversary of D-Day, it was good to catch some of the ceremonies that took place in Europe. We could not believe that there were so many military men from that day, still alive today. Not sure what today's temperature was. I was hot playing volleyball, despite being in the pool. The splashing messes up my sun glasses. Decided to just take them off a couple of times. Our bodies were sore today from our Ferrari World roller coaster rides, or the long cab drive there and back. We had planned to take it easy today, but we didn't even have time for an afternoon nap. Oh my! Thanks for your emails and messages. We really love hearing from everyone.
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Vessel Name: Charabia
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot / Athena
Hailing Port: Jacksonville, FL
Crew: Mark &Helen
About:
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.
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Nov 2017 trip south from Jacksonville
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Upgrades and maintenance to Charabia
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Get the boat ready to cruise.
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