Sunday, January 22, 2017

2017 Grand World Voyage, Day 118, At Sea

What a different a day makes….  The Captain did an exceptional job steering us away from the most intense part of the storm and today…  The sun came out and conditions improved immensely, the outer decks were opened and that’s the rest of the story…  Spent a glorious day in the sun.  Tonight, we had another gala Night and had a fabulous dinner, hosted by Second Officer Marvin….  Great day and evening!!!!



2017 Grand World Voyage, Day 117, At Sea

We left San Diego with plenty of warnings from the Captain about rough seas for the first few days…  Today we were essentially on lockdown….  All belongings secured, all outer decks closed…..  We basically sat around the midship Lido area and chatted with friends and did some reading.  I gave up early afternoon to rest my back for a while.  The evening was fun and dinner great as usual.  I spent the rest of the evening doing work on the computer….  Looking for better weather!



Friday, January 20, 2017

2017 Grand World Voyage, Day 116, San Diego

It was pretty harsh weather that we faced this morning as we visited San Diego, windy and rainy and very cool…..  Thankfully, the weather improved as the day went on.  To start the day, it is always a pleasure to be greeted by my friend, David Allen who works Shore Ops in San Diego.  He has been a fan of my blog for years so I thought it appropriate that he be featured as the first photo in my blog today….  I went ashore with Ann & Cathy and we headed first to Office Depot to shop for a friend onboard and then it was off to Starbucks to update all the computers and tablets…  Then we ventured out to Horton Plaza where I finally called it a day because of my back…..  Off to the ship I went to spend the day relaxing.  I had lunch with my friend Ellie whom I haven’t seen since 2014, nice to catch up.  The sail away party was nice and we had an excellent time all visiting in the Crow’s Nest later…..  Called it an early night to rest my injured back, hopefully in time I’ll be back to 100%...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

2017 Grand World Voyage, Day 116, At Sea

Another great day at sea and wonderful evening with friends…..  Am really disappointed with the Medical Facility, got my bill and the diagnosis was “Low back pain”, absolutely no reference to or indication of an injury sustained by a fall onboard……  Seems like they are trying to ignore the facts.  If I just had low back pain I would have never gone to the Doctor.  It was the injury that doesn’t appear to be healing that concerned me……  Very disappointed with Holland America Line~!