10 July 2012
Each day at sea is a dream! On this particular day, I rose with the sun and took an early morning constitutional around the deck. I kept stopping to watch the rising sunlight on the water!
Each lap around the deck is 1/3 mile. The deck gets cleaned each morning. At first I was nearly the only one out, but it wasn't long until I was joined by several other walkers!
The pools are still quiet in the early morning and the waters calm on this day.
Some images are just iconic and exactly what one expects to see on the rails of the deck!
My room has a balcony and I spend time each day looking over the rail. The waves and wake of the ship are mesmerizing!
Each wave is unique and as the weather changes, the way they crest changes as well. Fascinating to watch the ever changing variety, at least to me, who has never really had the opportunity to experience anything at all like this before!
One afternoon and evening, we had somewhat rough seas and occasionally had large waves cresting into the air. The colors in the water are amazing! Despite the roughness, this big ship is built to maintain an amazing amount of stability. It does make one walk a bit wobbly though! No one I've met has had even the slightest amount of sea sickness!
At the end of the day, it's a treat to go out onto one of the higher observation decks and look back at the ship all lit up! Beautiful! The gentle rocking of the ship and the sound of water flowing past is the perfect mix to ensure a restful sleep!
I've really become a fan of traveling across the Atlantic in this fashion! It has met and exceeded all the expectations that I had! In my next post, I hope to share about some of the activities that I've been participating in on board ~ there is never a dull moment and so much to experience!