Day 12 Wed. Nov. 4
55 F,Cool, but dry until afternoon
Didn't do much today... Had breakfast in the conservatory of the
with 2 fellow QE2 passengers, Don & Jean from Minn. Reorganized our
bags and dressed up fairly nicely in preparation for boarding (mustn't
LOOK like steerage!). Took a cab to the QE2 dock at about 10:30. They
were in the process of disgorging passengers from the last sailing so it
was rather zoolike. There was no place to stash luggage and check in
wasn't until noon so we sat in the waiting area. No buses came down this
far and Kel needed to do some of our laundry in town, so she took a cab
into the bus stop to meet Matt and I stayed to watch the luggage. They
began loading bags about 11:15 so I dumped the luggage and moved to the
"Departing" check in area.
At noon I tried to check in, but they needed Kel there so I sat back down
with Don (his wife Jean had gone back into town as well). Kel returned
about 3. Her shoe came apart while in town, but they'd patched it with
superglue and staples. Checked in and boarded about 3:30.
Looked over the cabin; small with bunkbeds but lotsa closet space and a nice
Had coffee and sweets at the Lido then did the "Muster Drill" at 4:30.
Hit the pub for a drink before dinner. At 6:15 we went to dinner. Pretty
good aside from Kels salad.. just olive oil instead of dressing. We both
had the steak. Yum! Dinner lasted until 8! Did a bit of exploring, found
the radio room for email, but it was all full up right then. Popped down
and found the laundry room (but it was all full up just then) , then up
for another drink. Tried back at the Radio Room again and this time were
able to email. Sent a message to everyone. Getting pretty tired by then
so we went back to the cabin, watched a bit of TV, set our clocks back an
hour and went to sleep.
Got VERY warm in the cabin overnight. When Kel complains about being
too warm in Nov., you _know_ it's too warm.