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Published: November 1st 2019
Happy Halloween from the eastern seaboard in the Atlantic! We are currently cruising in 50 mph winds and the boat is rocking & rolling and the surf is pounding outside. It’s very loud but not too bad and not scary or anything. We’ve seen and felt much worse. Though, it is eerie we were in Halifax, Novia Scotia Canada today which is where most of the Titanic bodies are buried. We wanted to visit the Titanic museum today or the cemetery but the cemetery had an emergency shutdown due to rains causing a sinkhole in the cemetery (those people can’t get a break dead or alive) and we learned there is no Titanic museum.. just a small museum with one small titanic exhibit – some pictures, a deck chair from the Titanic, etc. So, today we didn’t do much. A lot of passengers didn’t do much it seemed. Several of our new friends didn’t even leave the boat or they only left like we did… walked about 15 minutes to some shops and stores and spent another hour or two milling around and then came right back on the boat. It was raining. It was cold. It felt like a day
one should be in bed sleeping.. which is exactly what Kamie did once we were back onboard. I decided to watch Aquaman in 3D. I started watching it but then my 3D glasses were making everything fuzzy… so I went and got another pair… and another. Several people, including myself, gave up and left the movie. They have these Dolby 3D glasses that are reusable so other people have used them before you (that’s so yuck to me) but also, they are scratched or bent or just too old to be used. I left the movie about 15 minutes in. Oh Well. I came back to the room and took a nap with Kamie. We took showers and got dressed for Halloween. We stood in line for a long time for a haunted house onboard. It was okay. Not scary. We had a lot of people ask to take our pictures. We walked about a mile to get to where the costume contest was and lo and behold, there was no costume contest.. just a parade… they wanted us to be in a parade and walk around the main decks in our costumes. We walked to the other end of
the ship and sat down and cooled down in the outside air. It was a fun night but we are both now out of our costumes with all the makeup off. I miss my eyelashes already 😉
So, as we were having our pictures taken by the professional photographers tonight on deck 5, next to us is where they check you when you are coming back onboard and they scan/x-ray any items you are bringing onboard. SOMETHING was brought onboard that was apparently highly sensitive and an alarm went off and a huge steel gate came down from the ceiling and shutoff the area completely. It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen happen on a cruise ship. The gate was down for a while. We walked around and I took pictures of it down. Wonder what was brought onboard? Even the staff were all aflutter whispering and pointing at the steel gate with shocked eyes. Crazy. I asked the girl taking our pictures and she said she has never seen that happen.
Tomorrow we are at sea all day – rocking and rolling around in this windy weather I assume. It’s after midnight
This was sad. 900 Jews boarded the St Louis (ship) and went to the US, Cuba, and Canada where they were turned away. They were forced to return to Germany where many of them were killed by the Nazis.
here and we just returned from the pub. There was an old Irishman in there singing tonight and he had a beautiful voice. He said he's half Irish, half Scottish so when he goes out he feels confused because half of him really wants to drink but the other half of him doesn't want to pay for it. I’m sleepy now so goodnight and I’ll talk to ya’ll tomorrow… and also… 8,227 steps today.
Tot: 1.338s; Tpl: 0.02s; cc: 7; qc: 45; dbt: 0.025s; 1; m:saturn w:www (126.96.36.199); sld: 1;
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