Water color painting and wine tasting : Day one and Two at sea
Running late this morning, having slept in, finally. My jet lag is moving on and leaving me with a full cruise itinerary!
Class starts, Brittania dining room, deck 3 promptly at ten am. I thought I read it was for an hour and had planned to grab a wee bite of breakfast at the buffet and perhaps catch a few minutes of class. After all, I have enjoyed two transatlantic crossing, eight total sea days of water color class and of course the first trip to Greece with Penny was on board a Cunard ship, the Queen Elizabeth.
I arrived, late (I found gluten free bread and peanut butter to enjoy at breakfast) and I was asked if I was staying. I replied in the affirmative, and then had to go back to my stateroom for my previously purchased package of paints, paper and brushes.
I drew on white, from a small cherry tomato on a vine. Then painted white on black, then again for completed project in white then color, on thicker black. Cha Cha dance lessons after buffet lunch. Crowded and very fun to practice this upbeat dance step.
More dancing after fabulous dining and some wine ….then a show with a world famous flautist …. Then late night dancing till after midnight. It was a very formal black and white evening, dancing in the Queens Room and following in Hemispheres party lounge.
Today a painting of Talinn marina, on white, with black ink definitions. Then an informative speaker on Helsinki Finland. More food followed for lunch buffet of course.
A speaker, English reporter, talking about Princess Diana and her life, as he witnessed it, having been her trusted photographer at different times in her life.
A very special invitation to Italy wine tasting today, starting with Prosecco in Rose color. Two whites, one from high Sicily region, and then a hearty red similar to Barollo. Italian wine were made for food accompaniment, quite fruity. So special to compliment my Italy adventure.
I see outside we are close to shore and can see buildings glistening in the bright sunshine and blue skies of today. Close enough to see large greenery acreages and beautiful large church steeples. I wonder where we are? Many small boats litter the water around the ship. Red tiled roofs, rocky coastal shore line, and many small Mariana’s can be seen dotting the shoreline between and around groves of trees. It is beautiful here, clean, clear, blue, with many shore birds dancing in the wind. Windmills and lighthouses mark the route.
Wish you were here!