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Port Canaveral and a Day at Sea

Eating Three Meals and Playing Trivia


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===10 January 2011==

This morning the alarm clock went off at 7 (which is earlier than we get up at home). Bob did his shaving first and then put the shaver to recharge. as there is no plug in the bathroom to plug it in. The only plug in there is 220.

We got up to breakfast at 7:45. Taking a page from the book of the guy at breakfast yesterday who asked for Eggs Benedict which was not on the menu, I asked for poached eggs on toast and got them.

My poached eggs on toast

My poached eggs on toast


Bob asked for two pieces of bacon because yesterday he got a whole plateful. This time he got about 6 pieces plus some sausage, and then when he ate one, they tried to give him more. They were out of orange juice - not that it matters to us as we don't drink OJ

We ate with a young couple --the guy is a policeman in D.C. in the 7th district. I noticed that I could see land. Bob says, "That's on the wrong side of the ship". I said "I don't care - it's land". So Bob concluded that we got there early and were just fooling around until time to come in. We saw two little Navy RIB boats with guns manned come around the ship
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Coast Guard

After breakfast I went out on deck to take pictures of coming in to port. First there were a lot of shrimp boats,
Shrimp boat with green starboard light running light

Shrimp boat with green starboard light running light

Shrimp boats off Port Canaveral

Shrimp boats off Port Canaveral

Approach from the Atlantic

Approach from the Atlantic

Shore

Shore


We passed Jetty Park which is a very popular recreational park in Brevard County. One of this park's best-loved features is the 1,200 foot Malcolm E. McLouth Fishing Pier - open 24 hours, paved, lighted, equipped with fish-cleaning tables with running water and fully accessible to the physically challenged. People use this pier even in the winter when the weather is not suitable for swimming
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Fishing pier


Jetty Park has a 4.5 acre family beach with its designated areas for swimming and surfing
Metal detecting on the beach by closed life-guard stand

Metal detecting on the beach by closed life-guard stand


We went in between the rock jetties,
Danger sign on the Jetty

Danger sign on the Jetty

Jetty Park from the channel

Jetty Park from the channel

Riprap wall lining the channel in the winter

Riprap wall lining the channel in the winter


it has a recently renovated and expanded building on the boardwalk houses an air-conditioned refreshment center and a bait and tackle shop. There is also a big playground.
New building in 2010

New building in 2010


Another red CG boats (also manned with a guy with a machine gun on the bow).
Coast Guard escort

Coast Guard escort

Shrimp boat heading out

Shrimp boat heading out


We passed some marinas with their associated restaurants and bait shacks (I was on the port side).
Sunrise marina sign

Sunrise marina sign

Fishlips Waterfront Bar and Grill

Fishlips Waterfront Bar and Grill


We passed a cargo ship being loaded and the SunCruz casino boat.
SunCruz casino boat

SunCruz casino boat

Rusty's Dock and Dine

Rusty's Dock and Dine


I saw the two bridges over the canal (both painted blue - different towns paint their bridges different colors). The RR bridge was open and there were red and white range markers on one side.
Blue Bridges over the canal

Blue Bridges over the canal

Fuel tanks - diesel and gas

Fuel tanks - diesel and gas

Marina fuel dock

Marina fuel dock


Next was Monarch of the Seas
Monarch of the Seas

Monarch of the Seas


and a Disney ship which I was told has not yet done an initial voyage.
Disney ship - maybe Fantasie which was new when we sailed on her in 2013

Disney ship - maybe Fantasie which was new when we sailed on her in 2013


I zoomed the camera to take pictures of what I thought might be the Canaveral launch pad towers. I couldn't see the lighthouse (I know it is dwarfed by the towers)
NASA building

NASA building

We turned around in the turning basin, and I went back down to the room. Bob wasn't there. I said I would meet him at trivia at 10. So I made my way up to the Spotlight Lounge. He was there looking at them trying to attach the boarding ramp
Attaching the boarding ramp

Attaching the boarding ramp


There were only the two of us at trivia until another lady named Eleanor came. She was born in about 1917 and her younger sister is 92 and her older sister is 101. She does a lot of Elderhostel.

I said let's just do oral trivia - read the question and we will answer and you can say who is right. About half way through a man joined us and he was able to answer the question about how many dimples a golf ball had - he ran a golf shop. We all got luggage tags.

We stayed there and talked to Eleanor for awhile. Then we went to the Solarium and got pizza.
Solarium pizza

Solarium pizza


Eleanor wanted a napkin but couldn't find one. Then we went into the main buffet area and got a cookie.

Bob swore we were on the ICW but I know that we could not see the ships from the ICW, so I tried to find a map of the area. I went all the way out to the entrance of the building - down two flights, and no map. But they said it was the Banana River and the Indian River (where the ICW is) was inland. I had been told that there was a local bus which seniors (over 60) could ride for 60 cents, but I didn't feel like finding it.

They keep saying the BY LAW we have to carry a government issued photo ID when we go ashore. I don't think there is any such law. They may have decided that people will not get off or on the ship without one, but I don't think there is any LAW about it. Just like they said that you could not bring any food or drink off the ship or on the ship. I don't believe that you could not have water and actually the signs on the pier (which the signs also said 'no photos') were pretty specific about what could not come back on the ship and water was not mentioned..

Back at the room I downloaded pictures and took a nap. We went to dinner and I had a Crab cake appetizer

Crab cake appetizer


which Bob said they should be ashamed to serve anyone from Maryland, apple soup, Lamb chops

Lamb chops

Pina Colada "Tart"

Pina Colada "Tart"


(it said tart, but it was pie). Bob had New England Clam Chowder,
Salmon

Salmon


Apple pie a la mode

Apple pie a la mode


One of the guys at the table asked for hot chocolate on ice cream - meaning an ice cream sundae. They gave him a cup of hot chocolate with a scoop of ice cream in it.

Bob has decided not to go to the show this evening - he has gone back to the room to watch Bill O'Reilly. Towel elephant

Towel elephant


Our towel animal tonight was an elephant.

We left late in the evening - it was too dark to see the lighthouse which is no longer active.
Nighttime

Nighttime

Tuesday 11 January 2011

Breakfast in the dining room sometimes has skim milk and sometimes does not. My thought is that they put milk at random on the trays, and sometimes there's 1% and sometimes not. Sometimes there's skim and sometimes not. Sometimes all there is is whole milk

This morning Bob ordered two pieces of bacon and got 3. I didn't order any bacon so he gave me one of his.I ordered the quiche but it was too much to eat, so I only ate half of it. I've taken to getting a banana too which they take half the peel off so that the banana is resting on the remaining peel half, and then slice the banana so you can pick up pieces with a fork. But if I order anything else to eat with the fork, I have to keep the fork as we only get one at breakfast.
Casino on a sea day

Casino on a sea day


The bow camera is still not working. They still disable the elevators that go up to the Crown Lounge on deck 11 in the evening and forget to change that so that you can't count on being able to get up past deck 9.

The flowers on the tables in the dining room have appeared somewhat wilted (I'm not the only one who made that comment). But the one on the breakfast table today appeared fresher
Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers


We went to regular Team Trivia and played with our Progressive Trivia team. We got 10 right and the winners had 11. The three other people are from Allentown area - Lenny who owns a restaurant and his wife Marion and their friend Cindy - Cindy's husband doesn't play. When we go up the central elevator we have to walk through the pool area to get to the cafeteria which is called the Windjammer. There was a band there and people were partying now that it has gotten warmer.
Pool party

Pool party

We don't much care for the food in the Windjammer. There was such a long line and the seating took so long for the dining room that we tried it again. It still seems disorganized.
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Lunch


They have spaghetti but no Parmesan cheese for instance. The little sandwiches squirt their filling out when I try to eat them. Also by the time I have got food my back hurts so bad I can hardly bear to go and get something to drink.

Prisms in the Centrum make rainbows

Prisms in the Centrum make rainbows

Overhead mirrors in Centrum

Overhead mirrors in Centrum


We did progressive team trivia and got 10 out of 24 for total score of 17 which is within 2 of the top. Then I went swimming. Bob told me to go to the Solarium pool because there are no kids jumping on you there, and I did. It was HOT salt water, but not too hot for me to get in. The only problem was getting the salt water out of stuff afterwards. Bob stayed in the room and watched TV.

We didn't to the cocktail/champagne party that we were invited to. Maybe we should have done - I'd have asked about cranberry juice.

Yesterday I had 2 appetizers and a main course and it was too much, so today I had 4 appetizers and no main course and it was still too much. I had potato soup with hot pepper in it,
Vanilla and berry soup

Vanilla and berry soup


(Bob had that too) and
Crab and shrimp salad appetizer

Crab and shrimp salad appetizer

Beef and veal tortellacci

Beef and veal tortellacci


and I couldn't finish the pasta Bob had salmon. He had
Coconut pineapple cake

Coconut pineapple cake


and I had three thimble sized chocolate things for dessert.
Chocolate trilogy

Chocolate trilogy

The supervisor was going to inspect the room tonight, but Bob had changed into his PJs and she wouldn't come in. We got a towel monkey which is hanging from the center of the curtain rod across at the foot of the bed.
Towel monkey

Towel monkey

Tomorrow we go to Key West.

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