Wednesday, February 4, 2009

January 19 At Sea

Lyttelton was our next port of call but it is almost 600 miles away from Tauranga so we had a full day at sea to catch up with onboard daytime activities, of which there are a lot.

The first formal night was held during the night - cruisers dressed up in their fineries, assembled at the Atrium for cocktails and picture taking with the Captain (if one so desires) before going to dinner. One can also dress like a slob and just go to dinner at the buffet resto or other food venues or have food delivered to one's stateroom.

It is either an inferior camera, ill-timed subject, a photographer who does not know what he is doing or all of them, that resulted in this piece of sh.. LOL.

A few of these paintings were done by a young, promising Pinoy based in Hawaii.

Some of these paintings and more, not shown, were auctioned of during the cruise.

Musical group at the Atrium

Almost all cruise ships have an Atrium like this one, bigger or less so.

Caviar, anyone? I don't know what the big deal is with these fish roes; I had them in St. Petersburg, too and they all tasted the crap to my low-brow taste bud.


Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Wow! You have been to a lot of countries! That is so amazing! I've been dreaming of that since I'm a kid.

I'm just curios, can you describe what caviar taste like?

I love the way you talk on your blog! Very honest plus the humor! And your shots are great!

Hope to see you again on Cavite Daily Photo!


bertN said...

Thanks for dropping by!

Caviar is salty - disgustingly salty to my tste LOL.

You are still young, you'll go places. I did not get a chance to travel outside our country till I was in my early thirties.

Jay - agent112778 said...

wow that cruise ship is somewhat like a hotel (as a bldg) not as a ship...

thanx for droppingby my site, and you ask if the calamares i featured are giant squids? well, i think its not, it about a ffot long from tail to tentacles and it creates about 2 inch in diameter of squid rings

bertN said...

Jay, that's the size of the squid I have in mind! We refer to them here as "giant" squid when we go out to catch them. Most of us prefer the smaller variety because the meat is more tender. Now I know how to prepare the giant ones. Thanks to your blog.

The ship we were on carried more than 2,100 passengers and more than 1,000 crew members. Most cruise ships are large so they can carry more passengers and thus, more profit to their owners.

Thanks for droppng by.

Photo Cache said...

galing naman ng mga cruises mo. nakakailan ka na ba? i think you might run out destination soon.

love reading your adventures and seeing those photos.

bertN said...

I started cruising when I retired and I have quite a few since. It is a relaxing and stress-free travel/vacation but constraining in many ways.

I really prefer traveling light, backpack-style with no fixed itinerary like I used to do when I was younger. But age got in the way of my camping and carefree travel days LOL. I still do it but very seldom now.

BlogusVox said...

Natawa ako dun sa caviar. I was curious why the rich really like that stuff. So bought one in a thin can (smaller than a shoe polish can). Abay, mas masarap pa ang bagoong na palaman sa indian mango. : )

bertN said...

BlogusVox, that is exactly my opinion - bagoong, if prepared right, tastes better LOL.