Day 3 Gladstone to Townsville
Today was another day at sea. As I walked 10 times round the deck, we passed small islands off the Australian coast, and enjoyed the real warmth of the sun for the first time. I went to a lecture by the tour director, Dave. He obviously enjoys his job and is quite an expert amateur photographer. His slides of various sites we will see on this cruise made me keen to participate in many of the over 400 shore excursions available. Bill and I went to part 2 of the modern waltz lesson where we attempted to master the turn. Tonight was formal night with a superb meal, and the champagne waterfall, and all the obligatory photos. On the top level of the ship there is a large screen for movies under the stars. Blankets are provided on the deck chairs if there is an evening chill in the air. We caught the last 20 minutes of the movie tonight but will definitely go again one night for this unique experience.
Before the first formal night.