We're back from a fabulous adventure on the other side of the world........and I have a lot to share over the coming days. The real nitty gritty of life at sea and visiting countries so very different from our homelands.
Before taking you into the exciting countries of Southeast Asia via Cunard's Queen Elizabeth.........thought I'd share a bit about the ship, our fabulous group of friends on this voyage, and some candid shots including yours truly with bedhead and jammies, thanks to my DH! This will be an honest post, and not all about eating (which we did often) and dressing in fancy clothes to do it.
We were nine, named by some as 'the naughty nine'....... .......Paula, Mark, Walt, Rob & Kim, all from California, Eric & Babs from Blackpool, England, Bob & yours truly from North Carolina.
First night, our lovely Paula, in 'tour guide' mode, handing out our shore excursion tickets...............
....and we all listened seriously, as we learned about the exciting days ahead.
The beautiful Grand Lobby and staircase with David Linley's 18 foot tall marquetry panel of the Queen Elizabeth.
Bob's time on the balcony was a favorite part of shipboard life.
When there was a chance during days at sea he was out there.........and most nights, after dining and dancing, he loved just catching the breeze at the rail while watching for the pirates......more on that slightly scary subject later!
Told you so, didn't expect to be caught on the balcony like this! I did love getting up early though and watching many sunrises over distant seas.
The newest 'Queen' sailing the seas for Cunard. It wasn't until we reached this unplanned stop at Langkawi where we were tendered ashore rather than docked, that I was able to get a full photo of the ship at long last.
Hope you'll come back for photos of the lovely people, and stories of the spectacular places along the way.