Friday, October 14, 2016

Please enjoy this account of our latest adventure-sailing from Vancouver to Honolulu.

Day 1: Arrived onboard at noon.  Quickly processed. Complementary champagne on ice in the suite. 
            We had purchased a suite and were upgraded to Neptune Suite-735 square feet of luxury with    a huge double verandah and picture windows. 

Day 2:  Breakfast on our verandah.  Watched the sea fog lift.  Heard sea lions barking from shoals off the coast of Oregon.

Day 3: Rough seas and sunny skies.  A perfect sailing day"  Tonight is the 1st formal night.

Day 4: Calm seas and sea-fog off the coast near San Francisco.  Cool as usual for SF.  Totally relaxed.  Planning our next cruise to Europe next year!  Watched the sunset from the verandah.

Day 5: Arrived in San Diego at 5:30 AM.  Temperature: 20C.  Clear blue skies.  Sunny & warm!  Sat on the verandah looking at the battleships moored at Coronado Island.  Spent a quiet day onboard!

Day 6:  Sunny and drop day at sea.  Wonderful Hawaiian entertainers now onboard.  Purchased next year's trip.

Day 7: Another super day at sea! Relaxed and quiet!

Day 8: Beautiful warm and sunny day at sea.  Calm seas.  Mimosas on the verandah.  Nap on the verandah.  Roak bought a watch.

Day 9: Even warmer than yesterday.  Sunny skies!  Feeling great!

Day 10: Awarded bronze medallions representing 100+ sailing days with Holland America. Then hosted to a brunch by the Captain.  Met a woman who has earned awards for over 1400+ sailing days with HA.  The rest of the day spent on verandah enjoying the 25C weather.

Day 11: Disembarked Honolulu!  Spent a few days there.  Then home to Vancouver to host friends arriving from New Zealand and who are staying a few days with us.