These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Clearing Customs at Sea

Day 34 - Today is one of the last full days of leisure aboard the MS Noordam. After tomorrow's leisurely day floating around Milford Sound and other areas of the National Park, we have an itinerary containing day-after-day port visits right through the end of the of our cruise. New Zealand looks packed with adventure!

One of the only accomplishments today, other than eating, was meeting with New Zealand customs in the Vista Lounge. The country takes bio-hazards seriously! If we'd purchased anything made of wood as a souvenir, it would have to had been inspected. If we'd purchased honey in Australia, it would have to have been disposed of. Thankfully, we seldom opt to bring souvenirs home anymore. The curio-closet is full. Worldwide keepsakes have to stay in their original places nowadays.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

I've been reading the gratis New York times via Noordam's wifi in the ship's library. It's been too cool to spend time on the decks. In fact, today's weather mirrors what is happening back in Vancouver today. The sky is gray and the temperature is 12C in both locales. It seems we're both having miserable weather on opposite sides of the seasons.

I should get back to the room. Tonight is another "Gala Night". We'll have one more chance after tonight to wear the old suits and choke in a necktie for the formal dinner.


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