The Cruise

World cruise on the Dawn Princess starting in Sydney on May 21, 2010 and sailing west around the world for 104 days.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dawn Princess World Cruise 2010 - Saturday May 22, 2010

Day 2 Sydney to Gladstone
Today I exercised by walking around the Promenade deck ten times One lap is 400metres. As I walked I noted such Australian landmarks as Mount Warning, and later, the Gold Coast and Stradbroke Island. Bill and I went to a dance class to learn the modern waltz. We had an excellent teacher so will go back for part 2 tomorrow. Tonight, we danced to the Derringer band. They are really great and they managed to get a large number of passengers with an average age of about 70 up dancing. These people are good dancers and one can imagine them dancing to these tunes in the 50s and 60s, the only difference being that most of them cannot keep up the tempo for a full bracket any more. Besides jiving and rock and rolling, Bill and I managed to practise some of the waltz steps we had learned earlier in the day. I tried out a bridge class, but decided that it was not for me as the teacher took the whole thing far too seriously for my social attitude to this game. Tonight we had another show by Trevor Knight, where he sang and played the banjo, the guitar and the ukulele. He recites fantastic poems about going to the town of Morrow today but not tomorrow. (Barbara) I decided to try out the gym rather do running on the deck given the number of walking aids to be avoided on such a run. Fabulous new gym with superb equipment and a incomparable view looking out beyond the stern of the ship at its receding wake. Helped a few people with their internet connections. Still working on the photos for this blog. Will get there. (Bill)

1 comment:

  1. Hi there,

    Great to see you up and running with your blog. I've bookmarked 5 blogs for this cruise and you are the only one to have posts after embarkation - well done!

    Will enjoy reading about your progress. Jenny and I join the cruise in Dubai, so will be very interested to check out how it's going prior to our boarding!

    Have fun.