There's good news and there's bad news
The plan was to sail for two days through this archipelago of islands, generally unfamiliar to us, eventually putting down anchor off Petropavlovsk from where we would tender ashore.
The bad news is the weather, which is detiorating by the hour as an area of low pressure approaches from the South.
My Hero spoke to the Captain this morning who expressed his view that it was unlikely that we’d make it into Petropavlovsk due to the weather. He was intending to sail full speed to keep ahead of the area of low pressure but sooner or later it would catch us up and we would experience a little turbulence. Never mind, the supplies are plentiful and with delicious menus on offer and a particularly yummy Chateauneuf du Pape in the bucket, we will be just fine.
One of the perils of travelling by ship is that the weather is unpredictable and when it turns nasty, one has to put faith in the skills and judgement of the Captain.
Meanwhile, the trivia challenge continues (we have a great team of two Aussies, two Americans and of course, ourselves) and tonight’s Block Party gave us chance to meet the neighbours (is there anyone left in Orange County, we wonder?) so we are doing just fine. In fact, after ten days of pretty much non stop activity, it’s rather good to stop and take a breather!
Our main concern is that tomorrow, according to our “Passages” newsletter, just delivered with details of tomorrow’s activities, there will feature a Greek Barbecue on deck at lunchtime.
Weather permitting, I suspect.