Yesterday we were due to dock at Port Stanley in the Falklands but because of the storm the captain announced that we would not have time as we were already running a day behind schedule. The seas towards the islands were rougher so he decided to keep us close to the land. Although we were disappointed not to be visiting the Falklands and seeing Prince William! we were grateful to be in calmer waters and enjoying the ship again. That makes today our 4th sea day and as you can imagine we are all desperate to get off for a few hours!
Last night we had dinner with 2 British couples, Alan and Linda and Pete and Carol. After dinner me, Paul and Chalkie were due to play in the jack black final. I had qualified by the skin of my teeth but unfortunately got knocked out by Pete at the last minute so I didn’t get to play :(. Pete won the tournament in the end, $350 in total. We then played Poker for the evening with our own cards and had some cocktails.
This morning Emma and I met at 9.30am for a walk as we have eaten too much and done very little exercise. On deck 6 of the ship there is an outside walk around and each lap is equal to quarter of a mile. We did 4 laps and although the weather was cold and windy, the sun was out on one side of the ship and it was a beautiful morning. We worked up an appetite then met the boys for breakfast.
At 1pm the boys went off to learn some magic tricks in the theatre and Emma and I went to the gym. Yes that’s right; a morning walk and the gym in 1 day!! As I am writing this it is Wednesday 29th Feb 2012 at 3:15 pm and Emma and I are sitting by the pool in our bikinis. It’s quite strange, the weather is only 10 degrees but we are sitting under a glass roof and the sun is out so it’s great 🙂
We are just reaching the most southerly point of South America and will be at Cape Horn at about 7.30pm this evening. We have just seen land for the first time in 4 days and it’s a very nice sight! This is probably the furthest south we will ever venture on planet Earth as the only land lower is Antarctica – well you never know, maybe we’ll go to Antarctica one day 🙂
It’s very difficult not being able to speak to you all and we are missing you lots, we hope you are all ok and will do a big round of Skyping once we get off the ship and have a decent Internet connection!