Our third sea day on the trot and the temperature is certainly dropping as we make our way further south. This morning after breakfast we made our way to the theatre to see the third talk by Mickey Live which today was all about Ushuaia. Again a packed auditorium enjoyed his very informative talk. No Dr Dave today as Celebrity have given him the day off but we did manage to catch up with him for a brief chat during breakfast.
We are now starting to spot wildlife and there always seems to be an Albatross or two accompanying the ship as we head towards our first port. We also spotted our first dolphins this morning but it was only a brief sighting. Pip managed to get a photo and if we can work out a way of transferring the photo I’ll post it here.
All the following wildlife photos are Pip’s.
After lunch for a bit of fun Pip and I did a wine blending session with about 30 or so others. We were divided in 5 teams and each had to come up with a winning blend using percentage of either Grenache, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It was a really good laugh and in the end there was no outright winner as the head sommelier declared it a draw.
We had a really fun packed evening meeting up with Dr Dave and his wife Joni in the Constellation Lounge. It was a great opportunity for Pip and Dave to chat about their respective passion for wildlife. We were also joined by Jane Curry for about an hour who had been invited by Dave and what a lovely lady who shared with us some of the interesting storey’s that she had experienced in her career.
I don’t know what it was but everyone seemed to be happy last night, even our dining room team seemed to be on top form.
Upon returning to the cabin we were greeted with a confirmation letter to explain the itinerary change, because of currents and tides our arrival at Ushuaia had been delayed by 2 hours. I feel someone is looking after us because we hardly ever book a ship tour and in this instance it just seems to have been a blessing as all the timings have been automatically adjusted to reflect the changes.