Blue skies, blue sea

Blue skies, blue sea

It’s hot.

We’re at sea for a couple of days and it’s good to have a chance to catch up again.  I spent the first part of the morning sorting through the ephemera of the last few days and getting it into some kind of order, filling the waste bin as I went.

At 11 o’clock, I went to watch Chef Sain Pratap demonstrate a couple of Indian dishes – Raita, Prawn Masala and Naan bread.


In no time at all, we were served samples


The prawn masala was so simply made and utterly delicious. I can’t understand why I don’t make such things at home (probably the local Indian restaurant has something to do with it?!)


As always on a sea day, there was plenty going on – I wandered through the reception area to find a game of “Baggo” taking place.  People were standing at the top of the stairs lobbing bean bags into the small target on the floor below and a huge cheer went up as someone hit bullseye.  Good fun (unless like me, you were an innocent bystander amidst the flying beanbags!)

This afternoon, I went to my craft class again and we progressed from developing our chinese brush painting repertoire to actually starting work on our fans.  Maybe tomorrow, there’ll be another masterpiece to share?

Trivia was another near miss, losing a point by being 9 months out when answering the question “How long was Nelson Mandela imprisoned?” amongst other things.  Better luck tomorrow, we hope.


For now, we’re cruising right along through a still and empty ocean.  Even so, we have brightly clad security guards on deck and are on “pirate watch”. 

How did we know?


The water jets are ready.

Changing seas

Changing seas

Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay