Last Full Day
At sea off US East Coast Travel Blog› entry 8 of 10 › view all entries
I'm definitely getting a cold or something so I slept poorly. We finally dragged ourselves out of bed around 9:00 & had breakfast in the Windjammer. After breakfast, we did a little shopping, then went back to the room. I did some editing of my diary, and then tried to take a nap while Linda read on the deck. Eventually Lin went down to finish the shopping & “invest” in the casino. Because of the noise, I eventually gave up on the nap & was headed topside in my bathing suit when Lin retuned. I threw on some clothes & we had lunch in the Windjammer. By the time we were ready to sit on deck, deck chairs were pretty scarce. We tried for a spot at the Solarium pool but they were all taken so we settled down in shadow of the stack on 10.
Eventually, we bowed to the inevitable, packed the bags & dressed, then went to the final show. Just before we went down, I ran on deck with the GPS. We were 24 miles East of Hatteras. It was 6:30. After the show, we went to the Schooner for Fred's last show. After dinner, we returned to the Schooner where the jazz band was playing. This was a group made up from the ship's orchestra & they were absolutely fantastic! Fred sat in with them for a couple of numbers, and then sat with Lin & me. It was tough to do but we gave up & headed for bed when the band took a break at 12. When we looked from our balcony, we could see a very well-lit shoreline not far away. I ran up again with the GPS & found we were less than 5 miles from Virginia Beach.