So a bit of a delay due to internet access at sea. My humblest apologizes. The delay may also be partially caused by me completing a couple of goals I had set for myself. I am proud to state I have sampled every beer offered on the ship and I have sampled every drink on the Molecular Bar (cocktails) menu. And yes I have still managed to work out every day. It is the only reason I am still functioning.
A great way to pass time on the ship is at the Corning Museum of Glass show. Three very talented glass blowers create original works of art every day in front of a live audience. It is neat because the items are not for sale and the show is simply for education and entertainment sake. Karen and I spent the afternoon yesterday playing bocce ball on the lawn while listening to and occasionally watching the glass show. It was very cool.
The weather the last couple of days has been a bit of a drag. Overcast and windy with an average temperature of 19 degrees.
Today we finally made landfall in Tenerife, Canary Islands. After a pleasant breakfast in our room we went on a tour across the island to Mount Teide in Las Canadas National Park. Very cool landscape with a different variety of pine tree in Esperanza Forest to a moonlike landscape around Mount Teide. It is all a result of volcanic activity. We went from sea level to 2400 metres elevation. Our tour guide was great. A bit difficult to understand t times, but obviously knew his stuff and proud of where he lived.
We are enroute to Lanzarote, Canary Islands as I type.