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Day 8 – Sailing Sailing Over The Bounding Main!

We have been onboard for a week, so we did our laundry—whites first! They dried fast when we pinned them to the sails!

We were up and ready for the Spa because we had a couples massage scheduled at 8:00 am. Oh my!   Mary would not let me wear my jammies to the Spa, so I had to get dressed to go upstairs.  The Spa  is on Deck 16, and we are on Deck 9.

After the massage, we headed for the trough for our small breakfast.  The plate will be filled in a few minutes and then emptied almost as fast!

Decisions decisions!

The new ships had pneumatic toilets, which had to be serviced occasionally. I told  Mary to be careful, but she got caught up in a repair activity.

I warned Mary about these new-fangled toilets on ships!

Mary goes for healthy food while I try to assist others and eat the unhealthy food before they do!  I am just that kind of a guy!

Healthy food from the trough; that’s an oxymoron!

Yes, this is Paul’s plate with plenty of bacon, eggs, Canadian bacon, salmon, regular ham, cooked tomatoes, and other goodies hidden underneath the pile!!

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

After breakfast, we went to the 18th floor, read, and had a good BM (Bloody Mary).  We sat up there for almost three hours, enjoying the open ocean and watching the birds circle the ship.

We decided it was time to eat a Salty Dog Burger and some ice cream, so we headed to the pool, finding a seat away from the crowds and by the window.  The meal was quite good and should hold us until we go to the Grille tonight.

Mary got the burgers; I got the drinks!

The burgers were very good for being in the middle of the ocean, and the buns were not soggy.  The fries were crispy; we enjoyed the lunch!  Oh, we also had a small chocolate ice cream cone for dessert.

Not too bad!

But we had a severe problem.  We did not know which drink we liked better, a Majito or a Mint Julip, so we did the most natural thing: we ordered one of each.  Using a carefully crafted set of criteria, we sniffed, sipped, gargled, and downed these two delightful concoctions.  The outcome is a military secret; you must ask us when we get back on land.

As it is often said, “When life gives you limes, make a mojito.”

Mojito versus Mint Julip!


We went to the Grill for dinner and had a super meal at the table overlooking the ocean.  We could see the sunset while dining on Filet Mignon and sipping a beautiful wine!

We could not pass up an opportunity to dance, so off we went to the lounge and danced for an hour and a half before crashing!

We went dancing!!

Good night, all. It is   9:30 pm, and we must be in the theater at 7:00 am to catch the ride up to the top of the mountain to zipline down the mountainside!

See you tomorrow!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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One Response to Day 8 – Sailing Sailing Over The Bounding Main!

  1. Wil says:

    good looking plates – yummy!

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