Galle–or not

 

There’s always a degree of uncertainty when travelling.  Sometimes changes need to be made due to “unforeseen circumstances” and today was one of those days.

We’d woken during the night to hear rain on the windows, had felt more movement of the sea and had been gently rocked back to sleep again.

 

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This morning, things didn’t look good.  However, we weren’t due to arrive at Galle until 10am and though we were due to anchor offshore and use the tenders, we weren’t too worried about getting wet.

 

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But at 10am, it was clear that things were too rough to attempt any launch of the tenders and the Captain announced that sadly, we would not be making a stop here after all.  We would be sailing directly to Colombo, where he’s trying to secure a berth earlier than planned, sometime later today.

 

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A revised schedule for the day has been put together.  The Kings Speech will be showing in the theatre this afternoon and there will be the usual programme of quizzes, games and shows.  Our trivia team has convened and will meet twice today, hoping for a repeat of our win on Friday.  In the meantime, I’m catching up with uploading my photos, my journal and writing blog posts – except there is no internet service because of the weather and some interference from the shore nearby.  I’ll save as drafts and post when I can.

 

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A bientot!

Colombo

Polonnaruwa