|Towel pet on our bed last night. The eyes are inverted coffee creamers. Too cute.|
Challenge #1: Time changes
|The almost full moon taken from our veranda last night.|
Each of the past four mornings, we’ve awakened around 9:00 am. I can’t recall a time in the past 20 years that I awoke this late. Tom with his prior work schedule occasionally slept a little later. I’ve always felt that half my day was over by noon upon awakening most days between 5:30 and 6:00 am.
Doing so, and following this concept as we traverse through time zones in our travels, will allow us to adapt more quickly. Also, leaving the drapes open at night to allow morning light to awaken us along with eating our two daily meals at regular intervals, for us, within an hour of awakening and five hours before going to bed, should get us on track in no time.
Rough waters at sea
We were warned by our captain a few days ago. When nothing major occurred, I dismissed it as a stroke of luck, again making a wrongful assumption, that this crossing of the Atlantic Ocean would be “smooth sailing.” Ha!
|The magic of moon appeals to all of us, wherever we may be. (The orange line in the upper left corner is the overhang on our balcony. To avoid including it, I would have had to hang over the railing. No thank you!)|
Alas, I made my tea, while practically trotting to and fro as the rolling waves attempted to catapult me across the room. Tom, of course, after 42 years of rocking and rolling on the railroad, experiences no such sensation.
Thank goodness, at this point, I don’t feel seasick. Why, not? I don’t know. The captain made an
announcement about the rough seas over the loudspeaker a few minutes ago, but people wouldn’t shut up long enough to be able to hear what he was saying.
Perhaps it is better that way. Ignorance is bliss. Bouncing and rolling, not so much. Will it get worse? I imagine so. We’ve heard stories since boarding this ship, of rough waters resulting in order that passengers stay in their cabins, taking everything off of the shelves.
We have our zillions of bottles of vitamins on a shelf in our cabin which I expect will be all over the floor when we return. Tom just went to the window here in the Garden Cafe to look out, in awe of the waves, coming back with a big smile, loving the adventure of it all.
How quickly we adapt, we humans. Ironically, I think we are designed for change by possessing the emotional and physical where-with-all to grow, to learn and to adjust to a new environment, a new way of life and ultimately of a new way of observing the world around us. For this, my friends, we are grateful.