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05 September 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
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Sea Princess Sea Day - 06/20/19

20 June 2019 | Mediterranean Sea
Slept until 8:30. Watched some tv. Then got dressed and headed to breakfast on Deck 14, Lido. It was much breezier outside. Cloudy at first. Took a couple of laps on Deck 7. Then headed back to our cabin. Mark still has a scratchy throat. We went out on the nose of the ship, on our Deck 11, so Mark could get a gps fix on our Garmin and letting it upload tracking information to the satellites above us here in the Mediterranean Sea. Just opening the door was a challenge. We closed the inner door first. I could not push open the outside door. The breeze was not only strong but much colder. We decided that we would not be playing water volleyball today. As we walked the sun came out and that made a bit of a difference in our temperature. Of note today, we crossed the Prime Meridian, which runs thru Greenwich, England, so our longitude is West and no longer East. I went to the library and worked on another puzzle. Then met up with Mark after the noon bells rang with the Officer of the Watch giving us an update. We will be passing Gibraltar at 1:30 am. Decided to head to the main dining room for lunch today. They told us it would be set up for brunch. We sat with two other couples as well as one lady, whose husband didn't want to join her. They had many offerings from breakfast to dinner. We could join the line up and select from the buffet or order off the menu. We decided to order off the menu. Then went up and checked out dessert. Walked the deck a few more times. I went back to the library and worked on another puzzle as someone took over the one that I started this morning. Spent about an hour and headed back to our cabin. Our Ryder Cup challenge was earlier today in the casino. Mark did pretty good but I did not. Oh well. Got a bit more walking exercise. Then headed back to our cabin. Showered and got ready for dinner. Everyone showed up for dinner at our table. Had a lovely conversation with everyone. I decided to eat light as I was still full from our brunch. I even stayed away from dessert. Mark and I headed to the Princess Theater for tonight's big band entertainer, Kenny Martyn. It was entertaining. The 7 members of the Sea Princess band did great job, too. Headed back and checked the laundry room. No one was in there, so we grabbed our laundry bag and started the two washers. Watched some tv while we waited for the clothes to wash. Then started both dryers. It will be done soon. At least last time, they dried pretty fast. We can see white caps on the water. The sun has just set after 9:30.
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