This is our third sea day from LA on the way to Hawaii. We are feeling much better due to the gentler rocking and rolling. We attended another historical and relevant enrichment lecture on “The Cook Expeditions,” by historian Andrew Jampoler. Captain Cook was a remarkable man of discovery, making three expeditions throughout all corners of the Pacific Ocean, only to die on a beach in Hawaii during a tribal uprising.
The morning continued with Pat finding the highlight event of the day, “A Walk Around the World of Wines,” which was an opportunity to explore Regent’s variety of onboard wines. So you see, we both like to explore.
After a light lunch, I went off to play at an indoor mini-golf tournament in one of the open foyer areas. It was an accuracy challenge on the rug, putting through bean bags set-up in four different positions. I did OK but missed qualifying for Regent “points” by one stroke behind third place. Pat, in the meantime, went to a demonstration of Polynesian woven lei making craft class.
In the late afternoon, we participated in Fun and Friendly Trivia at the Stars Lounge. Our team came in second and won Regent “points,” which can be accumulated and redeemed for prizes at the end of the cruise.
Tonight is a formal night in the Seven Seas Lounge with a meet and greet with Captain Atanas Kostadinov and the usual free-flowing cocktail service. The Captain introduced the staff department heads and spoke briefly. Later, we retired to the Compass Rose Restaurant for the formal dinner. Every night thus far the dinner menu has a wide selection of excellent meal choices, making it so difficult to control impulses. We sat with a well-traveled couple we met at the Captain’s Welcome Party and had an informative evening listening to their world travels during his work career. Similarly, they broke into tears of laughter at many of our family summer driving vacation stories and misadventures across the country and Canada.
We finished the evening with entertainment by a ventriloquist, Mark Merchant, and his several partners that shared his voice talents.
Yours in travel,
Pat & Mac
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