The Cruise

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

Monday, May 31, 2010

Dawn Princess World Cruise 2010 - Sunday May 30, 2010

Day 10 Bali Indonesia

Today we anchored at Benoa on the Island of Bali, and took the tender to land. The waves were quite rough, so the catamaran could not take the 300 people to land that it was supposed to because the waves prevented it from lining up alongside the Dawn Princess. We were on a tour so got put onto one of the earlier tenders, but some people who were doing their own thing did not get off the ship until lunch time. We went on the elephant safari. The park where these elephants are kept is lush with banana trees and ferns with the biggest fronds I have ever seen. We saw baby elephants, and fed the elephants, and saw a show where the elephants put garlands around children’s necks, kicked a soccer ball into the net and shot a goal through a basketball hoop. We had a 40 minute ride on a 29 year old elephant called Daiwy. Coming home we had a long wait for the tender, so watched a Balinese music group and dancers perform on the foreshore. The trip home in the tender was very bumpy as we careered through high waves which you just do not notice in a large ship. Because of the tender difficulties, we were two hours late leaving Bali. Bill and I watched as the crew raised the last three tenders from the water to their positions at about deck 7 on the ship. It was a difficult operation as the two crew members had to attach pulleys to the front and back of the tenders as they were tossed about in reasonably rough seas. Tonight Bill and I participated in a music trivial quiz and won fourth place. (Barbara)

Photos from Bali and the Elephant Safari Park

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