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Published: October 9th 2013
Alright! After 4 wonderful days at sea, we pulled into the old whaling port of Lahaina this morning. The town does not have a dock big enough for the Oosterdam, so they've been tendering us to shore on the life boats. It's slower, but we're here until 11:30 pm so we have time.
Walt and I came ashore after lunch and made almost directly for the public library to get caught up on our internet chores - including getting the dates on those pesky blogs corrected. That's what happens when you're at sea, relying on satellite internet connection and it just blops out on you.
Walt and I were in Lahaina 20 years ago and it has changed much. Still keeps the whaling village traditions alive for the tourists. We are just wandering around today and may have dinner in the town, but hate to pay for that when we can get back on the ship and have a wonderful dinner there.
So, the days at sea were long, lazy, and fun. Saw some good shows - an Olypmic gymnist doing some stunning work on silks, a good comedian or two, more of the magician who did some wonderful up close hand work. Ship was rocking too much for illusions, although both Walt and I have not problems with motion sickness.
But speaking of medical emergencies, we did have to stop the ship on Sunday afternoon and the Coast Guard flew out from Honolulu with some blood infusions that a passenger needed. They dropped the supplies in the water and a lifeboat went out to bring it in. Got some good video of the drop.
So more later after we get back to the library from walking around and I hope to be able to post some pictures with that blog.
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