Reflections during my days at sea.
Thought you might enjoy seeing what we did to pass the time crossing the Arabian Sea from India to the United Arab Emirates.......including taking some photos of course.
Those lovely blue chaise lounges with the British crown logo were calling to me each time I took a jaunt around the promenade deck.................I gave in and plopped down for a brief rest while doing laundry. Oh yes, domestic chores follow one around the globe.......
...............and people actually cram into these tiny laundry rooms while on posh ocean liners. Many passengers were on QE's 107 day World Tour and needed clean undies often I guess!
The 'launderette chronicles' were rife on board. Horror stories circulated such as the one about the irate woman who threw the iron at a man earlier in the voyage. They were both removed from the ship at the next port of call. We managed fine, surviving unscathed, after a good hour's search walking what must have been miles of endless corridors - good exercise - to actually find an empty washer. Squished between two German ladies fresh from the pool deck, baked to well done, and a delightful Brit ironing her endless yards of silk sari to wear at the formal Raj Ball that evening......we all had a few laughs, got along well, and did our washing amicably.
Bob's 'domestic side'.......the ladies loved him.
I seem to recall the old ocean liners had gorgeous teak wood decks.........but it looks like that manmade stuff is being used on ships as well as in backyards these days. The rails were teak though and they were being re-varnished as we sailed.
So, a bit worn out from all that walking, washing and ironing, we passed up the jogging invitation, took a nice hot shower and dressed for dinner............
Life at sea...........lots of great memories!