Our last full day at sea before docking in Hawaii. There has been entertainment all the way but today’s was a bit more fun. Two of the kitchen staff brought a number of fruits and vegetables to the casino bar and gave a demonstration of food art. The two, in 35 minutes, created six different characters made from various bits of food. The only non-food item was the wood sticks they used to hold the characters together.
I’ve attached a photo of one of the beasts; actually one of the simpler items. I’ll save the more complex for my presentation(s).
This is the sort of food art that one uses as table decorations. The six developed during the demo will be at the buffet we were told. Probably go up there and see if I can get other photos showing them in a different light.
Speaking of buffet, in a previous post I mentioned I had not tried the buffet for supper so two nights ago I did and — surprise — the buffet is not open for supper; it’s a breakfast and lunch thing. The buffet area is turned into a mini Italian restaurant (not Sabatini’s the special Italian extra-cost restaurant that’s open on this ship every other night). So, what else, I had some pizza for supper that night.
As I write this on Saturday, 1/27/18, we just went through a squall, the sky is partially cloudy, and the sea is probably the smoothest it’s ever been so far on the trip. It’s strange but that can change in a brief moment. That’s one of the other surprises so far: the amount of change in short distances of open ocean. You would think that the sea surface would be pretty much the same but it certainly is not. As I look out my cabin window I note there is yet another squall off to the port side of the ship even with partly cloudy directly above. Who knows what that will do the sea surface.
More observations later.