At one point in the trip we were something like 19 hours ahead of Los Angeles. Tonight we make the time change that brings us to one hour behind Los Angeles and a day or so later we’ll make the final change to bring us in sync. I loved it when we were moving ahead as we got extra sleep. Coming back across the Pacific we’ve experienced many 23 hour days as we catch up and head toward sync.
I can testify that 23 hour days are not what humans are designed for. People are generally more “sensitive” and may react in a less than suitable way if they perceive an innocent remark in the wrong way instead of how it was intended.
I thought I would spend much of this last week sitting on the balcony but the weather has turned cooler as we proceed further north (there is an Alaska current that sweeps down California) and, the balcony is shaded by the Lido Deck (deck 14). It would have been nice to be able to soak up some sun as by the timing I apparently picked up a head cold on Oahu. I’m not the only one on the ship either. I don’t want to spread it further so I spend more time in the cabin and with that spare time I’m now about half packed.
With that development, I’m now ready to come home.
I only have a general idea of what photos I’ve taken on this trip are useful for presentation as I brought a computer along that only has the power to do basic editing. Most of the activity with the photos has been to sort them and pick those I need to edit. Only then will I be able to decide on presentations. If I had to guess, the presentations will be country-specific rather than a moving talk about the itinerary as I’ve done with the world cruise. We’ll see.
I have a scheduled pickup at 10:30 on Sunday so I expect to be back at UVTO by 1:00pm or earlier depending on the traffic. Keep the lights on please.