Day 6 Gulf of Carpentaria to Lingi Point
At present we are sailing through the Arafura sea towards Darwin. Tonight there was a full moon and the Southern Cross and Venus were both prominent. Today, I ventured into the laundry to perform some mundane tasks. I must say “ventured in” because there are many stories doing the rounds of the ship which several of the passengers believe as gospel. According to these believers, two women had a fight in the laundry and one woman attacked the other with an iron. Consequently, both women were removed from the ship at the next port on some previous cruise. Another has the two women taking to each other with their walking sticks in the laundry. The other laundry story has a woman losing her evening dress, when she put it in the wash. At the next formal she saw another woman wearing her dress. When she accused the woman of taking her dress, the retort was “Prove it”. Today we had our first swim in one of the four pools on the ship and really enjoyed the experience as it has been very hot on deck, although inside is quite cool with the air conditioning turned up high. I hope this is not a recipe for the flu and colds. We have just returned to our cabins after watching the movie, “Sherlock Holmes” which was quite enjoyable but not all that original. (Barbara) Clocks go back 30 minutes tonight. Caught the last 20 minutes of the first State of Origin match on the big screen on Deck 12. Just like going to the Drive-In all those years ago without the car but with full stereo sound. Reinforced the Modern Waltz, the Samba and the Rumba at Ballroom Dancing today. I might get to know my left foot from my right before long! 45 minute gym workout followed by a swim completed a good afternoon’s activity. (Bill)
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