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Postby khkate » 20 Mar 2016 20:10

Here we are aboard Saga Pearl 2 heading for the Canaries and taking advantage of the FREE access to the internet and computers. We left Southampton yesterday at 5pm after the Saga car transfer, which went very smoothly. We had an aerobatics display by a Spitfire before heading down the Solent. Seas have remained calm but it has been overcast and with quite a stiff breeze. We have an ORCA team on board and they have had several sightings of dolphins alongside and near the ship today. There were a few other ships around, but we didn't spot Boudicca. A relaxing day at sea - played carpet bowls this morning and Beetle Drive this afternoon. We also attened the destinations lecture - Johann Leahy the speaker - on Funchal. Very interesting. Just had dinner and now relaxing in the library.
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Postby judgegeoff » 20 Mar 2016 20:19

Thanks for posting Lesley, have a great cruise. :)
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Postby bobbyoscar » 20 Mar 2016 21:06

Good to hear from you, Lesley. Fingers crossed for good weather xx
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Postby Mungo » 20 Mar 2016 21:58

Have a super time! :D
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Re: Saga Pwarl 2 to the Canaries

Postby khkate » 22 Mar 2016 08:16

Day 3 and still at sea. Its still overcast outside and with a stiff cold wind (force 5) but at 8am, the temperature is already 14 degrees, so signs of getting further south. Another quiet day at sea yesterday - playing skittles in the morning and enjoying an indoor swim in the afternoon. First formal evening last night but we didn't attned the cocktail party. ORCA team are having good sightings each day. Still another day at sea tomorrow before we dock in Frunchal on Thursday morning.
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Postby hazel20 » 22 Mar 2016 11:25

Should warm up when you get to Funchal - keep on having a good time
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Postby JollyJill » 22 Mar 2016 14:28

Have a great time Lesley.

As you have free wi-fi (I must look a t Saga cruise itineraries again), is there any chance of you posting some pics? ;)
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Postby Gillzajoker » 22 Mar 2016 15:46

Free Wi-Fi - wow!
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Postby bobbyoscar » 22 Mar 2016 20:15

Good to hear from you, again. Pleased to hear that the weather is being kind to you (sort of) :thumbup:

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Re: Saga Pwarl 2 to the Canaries

Postby khkate » 23 Mar 2016 20:31

OK here we are on the 4th day at sea. Air temperature has finally risen so that we could go out on deck without the heavy coats, etc. However, we still have the strong wind - even stronger today (force 7/8) and the ship is rocking and rolling (quite pleasantly) today. Yesterday ended up being very busy with lotf deck games. Haven't won any myself yet but OH managed to win at quoits today. The ORCA team are having a successful time too with plenty of whales and dolphins making an appearance and they even saw a loggerhead turtle today. We also had a pair of black redstarts hitch a ride - until they realised we were going the wrong direction. Appparently they winter in Africa and then fly north to northern Europe for the summer.

No photos Jill as I am using the ships computers and my camera doesn't link to it - so words only. We have atended all the destination toalks for the Canaries - the speaker Johnanne Leahy is very good and had a nightmare yesterday when the connection between her computer and the big screen broke. She had the slides - we as the audience didn't, but she managed to continue. She then had to redo her talk late at night to an empty room so that it cold be recorded for the TV.

Tomorrow is Funchal and finally the wind is supposed to drop, so we should be able to get out and explore. We shall probably walk up to see the Doors that TV covered in his review. However, it does depend a bit on what is happening ashore - they tend to make a big thing of processions etc for Maundy Thursday.
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