Blog Number 2 from the High Seas
En route from Turkey to Israel
Today we are at sea cruising down to Israel for two days in the Holy Land based in Haifa. It should have been one day in Haifa and then one day in Ashdod. El Capitano decided it would be safer to base the ship in Haifa for two days. Day One will see us on tour to Galilee and then on Day Two we will visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The latter was as planned but with journey times much longer.
I hate to say this but the Officer of the Watch on his noon announcement advised us that we could expect temperatures near to 30 degrees. It is expected to get even warmer over the next few days. We have blue skies and calm seas.
What of the morning yesterday in Kusadasi. Mission accomplished. Presents for the family have been obtained. They will be thrilled to show off their Prada, Lacoste, Henlys, Bench and Mulberry labels to friends (who will of course be amazed that we can afford to buy them such expensive brands). The store owners were incredibly polite and not at all in your face. They were amazingly quick at reducing their prices during the many haggles we had. We had, of course, to smile at the signs around the bazaars - "Genuine Fake Watches Sold Here."
Tonight we have another cocktail party to go to. This will precede another gastronomic exercise in the Princess Grill. My waistline is beginning to suffer big time.
When posting this on the website I have been reading my emails. Delighted to see the new developments for the Skills Sets for the Excellence Squads. Much to look forward to.
However we have seven more days to survive the trials and tribulations of the demands of the high life at sea.
Up the Shakers today against Exeter.
The next instalment will be between Israel and Egypt.
Almost time for our tiffin.