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Through the East Caroline Basin

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Easter Saturday and the Easter Eggs have been delivered. On arriving at the end of the stairs on deck 14 I was confronted with a massive display of huge intricately decorated Easter Eggs. There were more along the servery in the Horizon Café and after breakfast we watched the pastry cook and staff setting up a display in the Atrium on deck 5.
Attended Lindsay's lecture on the port of Rabaul which was followed soon after by William Robert's description of the most intensive naval battle at Leyte Gulf.
Lunch on the Lido deck and I observed that there were a significant number of Eastern and Central European wait-staff. There must have been a number of them in the latest crew replacement batch. Young men and women from the Ukraine, Bosnia, Latvia, Romanian and Slovakia to name a few. Our past experience has been that these jobs were mainly filled by Indonesian and Phillipino crew.
Jenny went off to a Ukulele Workshop where she was used as the demonstration model to prove Michael Young's boast that he could teach anyone. She had such a good time she even bought a Ukulele to be delivered to our home address. I attended a photographic workshop but it was badly located, overcrowded and focused on the compact 'point and shoot' end of the market.
A most enjoyable evening meal and a Jeffry desert. Very romantic full moon over the ocean on the port side. Tried photographing it without success.
Jenny's off to watch a show in the Vista Lounge, I don't care for it so might see if I can read a page or two of my book.

Posted by greynomadm 19:54

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Sounds like a plan dad. Can't wait to see the pics of the displays!

Love ya

by DrTard

Hope there are Easter Eggs on the ship when we board tomorrow. We are almst packed. Will read your last few blogs when we get home.
Have a great Easter.
Love Maria

by mbessems

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