At our side we were passing Monserrat and the Soufrière volcano was spewing out ash.
I stood around balcony for quite some time to watch as we passed by. This was my last look at the sunset.
Peninsular cocktail party
The Peninsular cocktail party that had been postponed earlier was back on and was held in the Manhattan at the stern of the ship. Our wine waiter was busy serving drinks and we managed to sit where he was passing by. In the speeches we learned that the young man who had been airlifted of the ship had made a full recovery.
The tropical depression that had caused all our swell had become a tropical storm and had graduated to become Hurricane Oscar. We didn’t win any of the prizes on offer. After all the speeches and prize giving we went straight from the party to the restaurant.
I had a Nicoise salad, French onion soup, a steak and then Queen of Puddings.
The Runaround Kids
We went forward on the ship to the Playhouse to listen to the Runaround Kids Playing rock ‘n’ roll again.
They did not disappoint and they show was once again excellent.
The issue with our onboard bill
The wrong charge applied to our bill had yet to be resolved and we went back to reception for a third time. The officer on duty couldn’t understand why our previous two visits had not resolved the issue.
He made some phone calls and after a short wait he told us that the shop manager had found the bill in question and indeed it was not for our cabin. Our bill was then corrected and we went back to our cabin happy.
From the Captain’s Log
Stand By Below was mng at 05:45. The pilot was boarded on the port side at 05:56. Like much of the Caribbean ports the pilot station is located only a short distance from our berthing position. Azura steamed a total distance of 5.5 Nm from her stand by position until she was alongside the berth. The first lines were put ashore at 06:40 and ‘Finished With Engines’ was declared at 06:56. With the vessel tied up securely alongside the gangways were inspected and cleared for use.
Guest movement commenced shortly thereafter. Azura was ready to proceed to sea by 16:43.
Upon confirmation that the lines were clear Azura commenced her swing before coming onto her charted track of 158°. This track took us past the remainder of the Leeward Islands as Azura steamed towards her next destination, Castries. Weather: Clear skies, dry conditions
Wind: Light airs