Thursday, January 19, 2017
My Day at the San Diego Zoo
The past two days while asea, we had noticed the weather starting to cool off significantly. Not an unwelcome change from the past week or so of hot weather, as far as I'm concerned. After all, my screen name IS scluvsrain. Emphasis on the RAIN.
Jimmy left the ship today, bound for home in Manhattan. We had the best two weeks ever! I love cruising with him and it was so very nice to catch up with each other's lives. He also is very socially outgoing and made many friends while on board. He will be missed. I know what's going to happen - for the next week or so people on the ship are going to stop me and ask "where is James?" I'm considering all sorts of sordid tales I can tell. People also make all sorts of assumptions about us and we always keep them guessing as to the true nature of our relationship. That's all I'll say about that. Let the mystery continue. In any regard, I'm going to miss him terribly.
After he departed, I headed off on a ship excursion to the San Diego zoo. The rain stopped at almost the exact moment we arrived at the zoo. Funny how things work out.
I've enjoyed my day here. It's been at least 30 years since I was last here - knee high to a grasshopper then - hahahahaha.
Tonight we set sail for Hawaii. First Hilo then an overnight in Honolulu. Five full days at sea. Captain has warned us that we will be sailing into a big storm - swells of 15 to 20 feet at the worst. I like the rockin and rollin! But most people don't. You can be assured the green apples and Dramamine will be widely available tonight. My understanding is all five days will be subject to the rough weather.
Time to batten down the hatches!!