The sea has been quite rough since we got into the English Channel after leaving Amsterdam. But it's not as rough as it was on the cruise to Iceland earlier this year. We have taken the precaution of wearing our sea bands and also taking a seasick pill as a preventive measure. There are certainly a few less people going about on deck. Some passengers must have succumbed to "mal de mer". Hope we can avoid that.
The boat continues to roll about but hasn't stopped us winning the carpet bowls this afternoon. It was a huge laugh as we all tried to use the motion of the ship to produce the winning shot. The practice of using the bias of bowls to achieve a winning shot went out the door but not over the side of the ship. Shots that were winning at one time were suddenly losers but my last shot was pure skill. As soon as it came to rest I claimed it quickly before the next movement of the ship moved it.
Dinner dress code was formal tonight and I was the only person wearing the kilt. I don't know what to do for the rest of the cruise because since we came on board the number of formal nights has increased from 2 to 4. One of the nights is a black and white night and I did not take my white dinner jacket. Anyway that night is Hogmanay and I was going to wear my kilt in any case, so there.
The dinner menu for the Captain's welcome on board party was excellent but I won't bother you with a full run down.