Some people have to get their sea legs when sailing but I have to build my stair legs. In an effort to thwart the effects of all you can eat 24 hours/day, the rule is no elevators. We must always take the stairs. Going from deck 3 to deck 11 is a challenge but it's getting easier.
We have been at sea for two days and it has been wonderful. The weather has been perfect - sunny and 22-24 degrees. There's a bit of wind and some motion in the ship - just the way I like it.
The Eurodam is great and I am definitely not bored! There are so many activities to do and talks to take in...and the crew is excellent. Mom, Ian Page (from our 2012 cruise) is onboard again to do the port talks. We've been walking the deck a lot - it's my favourite thing to do when cruising. I could watch the water forever. We went to the gym this morning so it's a good thing I packed my runners. I haven't wished I brought the grey boots yet. We bought a thermal suite pass and we use the thermal suite and hydropool everyday. It's so relaxing!
I decided to join the book club onboard because the book is one that I brought with me - "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter. I thought bookclub would be fun but it turns out it's just stressing me out. We are meeting on Wednesday at 3 pm to discuss chapters 1-8. I'm only on chapter 3. I have a lot of reading to do or I'll have to fake it.
We need to lose 6 hours by the time we get to Ponta Delgada so every day we move the clocks ahead 1 hour at 2 pm. Someone I was chatting with said it makes people less grouchy to lose an hour in the day vs the evening. I guess when you need to keep a ship of 2000 people entertained you don't want them grouchy. It means I have one less hour before bookclub!
The food is great especially the Tamarind and Canalleto...oh and the Dive In fries are amazing. And I usually don't really care for fries. We haven't gone to the Pinnacle Grill yet. We've met some nice people and we'll get to know them more when on our independent excursions.
Our daily program says we will lose internet and TV reception soon as we get further out to sea so we will be out of touch. We will try to connect again in Ponta Delgada on Sunday April 12.
Signing off from somewhere in the Atlantic.