|Thursday 1st April Day 82
Sunrise this morning was spectacular, with the sun’s rays like shafts of light illuminating the sea – what a way to wake up; it was so warm on deck.
Made a shoe bag this morning, from a serviette applied to a bag and coated in special glue called ‘Mod Podge’ it was quite easy and very effective. After coffee we returned to the cabin on ‘all things dodgy at sea watch,’ we were not to be disappointed. This is an extremely sensitive area as we approach the Gulf of Aden and even more so through the twenty mile wide Balb al Mandab, which is between Djibouti and Yemen. Not only could we see ships passing both sides, evidently in convoy with hosepipes spraying along each side of the ship, but the Warship USS McFall was positioned about 2km away, and from there a sea king helicopter, flew overhead. It is all very exciting and very reassuring.
We understand that Lionel Blair and Bobby Davro are on board to entertain us in the final leg – ok, glad I brought plenty of books and even Solitaire looks appealing!
We have had a really relaxing day, catching up with the journal, but generally enjoying ourselves, which is not too difficult on here.
Went to the Palladium to watch Polish born Izabella Zebrowska a violin virtuoso, she was very good, if only the orchestra hadn’t drowned her out, and then the strobe lights started – exited stage right.
Bill & Liz