Formal dining room lunches aren’t normally my first choice—I’m more the casual poolside grill type—but today’s menu featured Mexican dishes and I couldn’t pass up vegetarian tacos with guacamole and cheese, chicken and goat cheese quesadillas, and enchiladas. Of the three dishes, the spicy quesadillas were my favorite.
Then it was back to a leather sofa in the Observation Lounge with my book and a rum punch from the pool bar. Past passengers will recognize the space the lounge occupies as the former fitness center. A structural addition during Silver Wind’s recent dry dock relocated the gym to its current starboard side location adjacent to the new spa and the Observation Lounge took its place overlooking the ship’s bow. Its shelves are stocked with reference books and board games, but, like me, the few passengers who’ve found their way up to the lounge on deck nine are curled up with novels or snoozing. Or both.
Mel will undoubtedly regale me with his adventure ashore today when he returns; however, I don’t feel like I’ve missed a thing.