August 12, 2014 St Anthony, Newfoundland
Partly Cloudy, 60 degrees sunrise 5:53 sunset 8:40
Well we are back in North America. No more sunset dinners. Today we tendered into ST. Anthony. What a difference this trip. This is called iceberg alley and in 2011 was filled with them. Not a one here today. We did pass some giant ones on our sail out. The Captain kept his distance.
There is not much here and we have been here before. Today we decided to venture into town and use the internet. At the dock, the young man gave us a map told us it was a ten minute walk. When you convert that to US time it is about 30-40 minutes. So we hoofed it and finally made it. Lots of gravel here and the roads are really dusty.
We passed the public library and headed on to Tim Horton’s. We had our morning treat (and some helpful energy to get us back to the ship) but the internet was slow. We headed back to the library for internet. It did not open til 1:30 but we could access interest from the stairway and lobby downstairs. I used it til my battery ran out.
We hoofed it back to the ship and got back about 1:15 pm. We had some lunch and then hit the dessert tea at 2:30pm. It was packed. We grabbed some goodies and met dad in the lido. I had a scone and cream and he had the rest.
Mom and I went to the cast chat with the singers and dancers. They were very nice. We only saw them in 4 production numbers and Encore (a tenor and soprano) twice. This trip is like a paid vacation for them. On a 7 day they do 3 production shows, Encore, Dancing with the Stars and a small number in the opening show. They took us through the back stage area. It is tight.
Dinner was interesting. We had asked Peter for pepperoni pizza. He said he forgot to place the order so we ordered off the menu. Prime Rib for me and chicken for mom. Peter brought that and then brought us Pizza and French fries. Our table looked like a buffet. Oh, dad had the liver. I ate my prime rib and a piece of pepperoni pizza. It was very good. It was macadamia nut ice cream with chocolate sauce and extra macadamia nuts.
The Filipino Crew Show was at 9:30 pm. It was good. Leo our wine server was a featured singer and has a great voice. Sunshine, our omelet maker and egg cooker was the dancer in bamboo sticks. They were all so good.
Well, all the fresh air and walking tuckered us out. We hit the hay about 10:15 pm. Good night from the peaceful MS Veendam.