Friday, 11 March 2011

Day at Sea

 Zihuatanejo to Puerto Quetzal- Guatemala

Awoke to another flat calm sea, with very humid, hot weather. There's been several people reporting ill with gastro-intestinal problems, and the response from the staff has been swift and intense, with all handrails and tables etc being wiped and disinfected throughout the day, a tightening up of hygiene standards in all restaurant areas. Some passengers, mainly American, have complined about having to form a line for service and having your hands sanitised every time you enter a dining area, but I think it's a small price to pay.

Its a hard life!
I went to my daily water-colour painting class and Ian his digital photography group.

After dinner, we sat and listened to a string quartet, four graduates from a London university, who were so pleased to have landed their first job together on the Queen Victoria, travelling around the Caribbean as well, before returning to UK in June.

We travel on through the night across the Gulf of Tehuantepec, where the coastline recedes further to the East. Sea depths here can exceed 6000m, and winds can gust down fron the Caribbean. Arrival in Puerto Quetzal Guatemala at 7am tomorrow, Thursday 10th March, only one week since we left LA, which makes me realise how far Panama is still!!

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