DAY 3 ON THE PACIFIC: REFLECTIONS
When we left Seattle some days ago the total weight of ship + passengers was about 142.000 tons. Most of the kilos come from the ship, after all! When we reach Sydney in 3 weeks the combined weight will be the same. But, but.... Some of the tons will have moved from the ship to us - the 4000 passengers. The noble art, at least for some of us, is to minimize that transfer :-)
It reminds me of the young girl, who once said: I do not want to have children. Why? Because they use my money and spoil my body!
If you are not careful, cruises can do the same!
So we made ten walks around the long walkway of the ship this morning and will enjoy a forceful "quickstep" with the elegant Vitality Fitness Centre this afternoon.
One more reflection about weight watchers: when we enjoyed a coffee in a cafe on the ship's long internal promenade this morning we realized that Michelin Tyres apparently use American ladies to promote their biggest tyres over here. One impressive promoter after the other walked by - often followed by their much smaller and - it seemed - quite dominated husbands.
But apart from these problems (for the others) our cruise is going Very well. At the moment we have 5,5 km of water beneath us. The sea is extremely calm, the sun is shining, and we are sitting on our nice balcony sipping coffee and on the outlook for whales. No luck so far.
We have also last night - in a bar - met a nice Danish gentleman. He told us that we are 12 Danes on board. Our Norwegian skipper Kjertil greeted us also this morning, when we ran into him, with a Scandinavian: Go' morgen. So he seems to know his passengers well.