Day 12 At sea, transit to Grenada
This was the smoothest transit with hardly any swell and blue skies with only occasional cloud.
Breakfast this morning was the P&O Champagne Breakfast delivered to the cabin at 09:30. As well as a half bottle of champagne the breakfast had pastries, cold meats, yogurts, rolls, dried fruit and fresh fruit.
There was another excellent talk in the Gallery in the morning about ‘Naive art’ that promised to then lead on into a talk on LS Lowry and Naive Art.
Painters such as Henry Rouseau who painted scenes and animals that he had never seen but had heard described. Or, the English painter Alfred Wallis, who often painted on driftwood. His paintings of harbours often had perspectives that were impossible with views of boats at anchor from above coupled with views of other boats, buildings and lighthouses painted as a side on view but with no regard for their relative size. It was fascinating to learn that 75% of Lowry’s work being sold is currently going to either Japan or China. His ‘mantle’ of UK Naive Art is being taken up by Rebecca Lardner
After lunch the sun had left our port side balcony so my dolphin watch resumed. By now we had passed xxx and were passing Martinique way away to our East. There looked to be quite lot of slicks (oil?) on the sea.
The Moon was above us and I experimented trying to take pictures as the ship sailed through the Caribbean.
I did see one dolphin way away in front of the ship make a couple of leaps but not close enough to take pictures.
At 17:30 we had a plate of canapés delivered to the cabin as tonight was the fourth and last formal dress evening.
We enjoyed them out on the balcony with our evening G&T’s.
This was the last formal dining evening and the meal was my favourite of beef wellington followed by baked Alaska.
And as it was the last formal evening we had the P&O tradition of all the cooks walking through the restaurant so we could all show our appreciation.
After dinner we went to the Malabar where we listened to Rebecca Roberts, the resident vocalist again.