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:

2011 Mediterranean Trip Pics Index

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