Unfortunately, I was not able to get off the ship today, but I took some pictures of the truly amazing scenery from the sun deck, way up on top of the ship. Most of my day was spent adding songs to my PDF songbook - some of the new songs are from passenger suggestions, including "Bridge Over Troubled Water".
This afternoon, they were setting up a dinner buffet on the pool deck as we set sail, and I was supposed to play from 6-8pm on the stage out there. Unfortunately, the wind started to pick up, blowing things over, and we had to move the whole shebang inside. I played to a pretty small audience tonight, but I had a few tables of really appreciative guests, and it was wonderful to get to entertain them.
Just before I started to play, I took a couple of pictures as dusk was settling on the Canary Islands. The last I'll see of land for a week. Tonight we began our week-long trek across the Atlantic ocean, the longest I will have ever spent out of sight of land. It's a strange idea, being so far from civilization, out in the ocean on our own, it's even just a little scary. I'm sure we'll be fine, but it's definitely a huge adventure. I'm looking forward to the first sight of the Bahamas on the other end.
Tomorrow: Sea Day