Walking, Whales and Trying to Win

Goin’ Cruising #4

Day Two – At Sea

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Day Two was a sea day, perfect for those seeking rest and relaxation. The ship continued north into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park; with calm waters between the mainland and the reef it was smooth sailing.

Following breakfast at the Waterfront Restaurant, we went for an early morning stroll along Deck 7.

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We played Team Trivia in the Dome,Β Jeopardy in the Marquee Theatre and Name That Tune at the Promenade Bar. Despite our competitive natures and best efforts, we weren’t winners but we did have fun.

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After a buffet lunch at the Plantation Restaurant we walked again, this time around Deck 14 where the sun lounges and expansive ocean views beckoned.

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June marks the start of whale watching season along the southern Queensland coast, as Humpback Whales arrive after their annual migration from Antarctica. We scanned the ocean and eventually our persistence was rewarded. We saw whales in the distance, breaching and splashing as if they knew we were watching.

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Our sea day ended as it had begun in the Waterfront Restaurant, where we enjoyed a delicious three course meal with entertainment provided by our handsome waiter Antonio. His repertoire of magic tricks would intrigue us all week long.

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29 thoughts on “Walking, Whales and Trying to Win

  1. Walking, Whales and Magicians could have been an alternative title for this post – I am intrigued by a magic producing waiter! This cruise is looking and sounding just my cup of tea πŸ™‚

  2. You have had tons of whale pictures this year! Pretty soon they are going to come up and give you high five because they saw you somewhere else, and recognize you! πŸ™‚ Keep your hand up ready! πŸ™‚

  3. Sounds so incredibly relaxing. Whale watching, strolling on deck, playing games and watching big blue skies sounds so enticing. Not to mention those handsome multi-talented waiters! πŸ™‚

  4. Carol, despite having once gone on a whale-watching excursion near the Canary Islands, I haven’t had the fortune of seeing any. I think that delayed gratification will make a future sighting that much more special for me. πŸ™‚

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