January 20, 2016 Sea Day

This was the first of eight sea days as we make our way to Muscat, Oman. We attended a lecture on the shore excursions available for our upcoming stops in Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

We had a new lecturer named Brian Stoddard who spoke about the island of Crete and the roll that Crete has played aver the centuries due to its location in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. We also attended a lecture on India and how the prime minister wants to raise the country’s GDP to equal that of China’s. His conclusion was that due to the lack of a single common language in the country that this would be extremely difficult.

In the afternoon Kent attended an Indonesian tea with several friends while Mark walked two miles on deck and worked on the community puzzle in the library.

The evening’s entertainment was a singer from England who had a very nice voice.