2nd Day at Sea (2011 Trip) Pics

2nd Day at Sea – Sept 2, 2011

This isn’t a long post as really, there’s not much trouble you can get into or sights to see, but still, it was a cool day at sea.  Why?  Because we were headed through the Sea of Marmara on our way to Istanbul and you could see land on both sides the entire way there.  And that land was Europe on one side and Asia on the other.  It was pretty cool.  At one point, the captain of the ship announced that on the shore we were passing by was the original site of Troy.  That’s pretty awesome.  I couldn’t tell for sure what I was looking at but I can still claim that I’ve seen Troy….technically.  Maybe I can’t identify it to save my life, but still.

During this day at sea, the cruise line wisely helped the passengers pass the time, offering lots of different activities.  We had signed up for an international wine tasting, which is always a good way to get drunk.  Especially when you can keep “sampling” wines repeatedly, and there are 12 to taste.  It was a lot of fun, even when the one Riesling on offer, which was from France, was god-awful.  It was terrible.  But there were plenty of other good whites and reds, along with lots of cheese and crackers.  Yum.

Basically though, it was a really nice day to relax, take in the scenery rolling by, and enjoy the wonderful temperature while on a gorgeous, luxurious, state-of-the-art cruise ship.  Life was definitely good that day.  And now, for the pics:

On days at sea, you just wander the ship and hang out
On days at sea, you just wander the ship and hang out02-Sep-2011 11:31, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 320
Pool view again
Pool view again02-Sep-2011 11:31, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
We were on the 11th floor and you can't quite see all the way down
We were on the 11th floor and you can't quite see all the way down02-Sep-2011 11:34, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 400
 
In another region of the ship, where you can see multiple decks.  That's the Martini bar.
In another region of the ship, where you can see multiple decks. That's the Martini bar.02-Sep-2011 12:41, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.2, 4.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 200
And you can see dancing lessons too. And hot dance instructors.
And you can see dancing lessons too. And hot dance instructors.02-Sep-2011 12:42, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 200
On this day, we also signed up for a worldwide wine tasting.
On this day, we also signed up for a worldwide wine tasting.02-Sep-2011 14:32, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 125
 
The Captain told us that we could see Ancient Troy out there...
The Captain told us that we could see Ancient Troy out there...02-Sep-2011 14:57, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 4.5, 10.485mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 100
Not sure what to look for
Not sure what to look for02-Sep-2011 14:57, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 4.5, 10.485mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 100
The assorted crowd who had paid $20 to taste a lot of decent and some crappy wine
The assorted crowd who had paid $20 to taste a lot of decent and some crappy wine02-Sep-2011 15:03, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
 
02-Sep-2011 15:03, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 250
Smelling the bouquet
Smelling the bouquet02-Sep-2011 15:07, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.04 sec, ISO 800
Bottoms up
Bottoms up02-Sep-2011 15:08, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.04 sec, ISO 800
 
We were at the back of the ship in the Tuscan Grill Italian specialty restaurant
We were at the back of the ship in the Tuscan Grill Italian specialty restaurant02-Sep-2011 15:35, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
A very delicious restaurant, by the way
A very delicious restaurant, by the way02-Sep-2011 15:35, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
02-Sep-2011 15:35, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 320
 

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