2nd Day at Sea

Today was another travel day for the ship.  Too much food and plenty to do.  I am friendly with a family from India and we give each other’s tips on what to see in different ports.  The trip into Turkey is beautiful.  Going through the Marmara Straight is amazing.  The views from the ship are spectacular!!! I watched the pilot come aboard and then leave again.  Thank goodness the seas were calm. The pilot boat pulls alongside the ship and the pilot grabs a rope ladder and climbs up the side of the ship.  To disembark he does the reverse.  Traveling at night was also beautiful. I’ll tell you I had beef cheeks for dinner-yummy.

I also forgot that when we were getting on the tender in Santorini they too us through the crew’s quarters.  Much nicer than I expected.