I could probably have taken this very photograph... But my batteries are dead - & my last "spares" made it into the remote control... (The rechargeables - I think are in the stewdio - uncharged!) & I could have taken that photo because I will be on the same exact cruise!
Dead batteries mean no new quilt top photograph either... it is a blooming 9-patch.
Back on cruising. Apparently, the first week in January is not the week to buy a bathing costume... I did find something acceptable, but I almost pulled out all of my hair trying! I went to the MAUL (so much nicer in there after December, but still...) & looked in the department stores & even looked at the directory - hoping to find a specialized store... Athletic stores in the MAUL only sell tennis shoes! I found my ensemble(s) - I was told to bring 2, so that one is always dry - and JCP. It was much harder to find something for Mr. Calico Cat, but I persevered & managed to find something that I hope fits... I found it at a sporty store outside of the MAUL. I also got some other sporty clothes, because I have promised myself to do something "very" active EVERYDAY on the cruise. This is my chance to try Yoga, Pilates & rock climbing, in addition to walking & stair climbing.
FYI I hope to buy batteries this afternoon - after I get gas!