Friday, January 10, 2020

Autumn in Canada #11

Autumn in Canada


Thursday, October 10, 2019
At Day at Sea

We started our day with a walk around the outside of the ship than an early breakfast at 8:00am...cold and windy.

We ate breakfast at the buffet then headed to the library to write and Bill read his book.

The library was full of people so Janet sat at the Observation Room and wrote, what a wonderful way to write and scenic! Quite a few people we met in the last few days stopped by to say Hi when they saw us.
          We were invited to the Mariner’s Lunch at noon in the main dining room. The dress was “smart casual.” It was for seasoned guests who have sailed on Holland America Cruise Lines before. (We sailed only once before with this cruise line.) We had a nice lunch and got free ceramic coasters of vintage Holland America Lines.

          As soon as lunch ended, we headed for the pools. We swam in the small pool and soaked in the hot tub. Hungry, we stopped at the Dive In and sandwich place by the pool area and snacked. Made it to our cabin and showered.

          We dressed and headed to the Gala Dinner in the formal dining room. The dress was dressy. The food was unbelievably good-gourmet all the way. We sat with a couple from Phoenix, Arizona. We had a lovely time talking to them about travel.
          We got back to our cabin about 8:00 and prepared for tomorrow's tour of Quebec, and started packing.

          Today was a particularly trying day, lots to do and little time. We planned on getting a lot done and we did, much to our exhaustion. We decided to skip the performance tonight, though it sounded like a nice song and dance show about the British Invasion of music.
The temperature did not get above 55F with clear skies and lots of wind. We continued watching out our cabin windows as we sailed. We had land on both sides of the ship as we cruised the St. Lawrence Seaway toward Quebec.

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