July 22 Our first day at sea on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth!

Overall the sea is very smooth. The only serious jiggling has been in the Lido Buffet on the 9th deck. We’ve signed up for our excursions – Peggy’s Cove Shore drive out of Halifax, the GeoCenter out of St. Johns, Vigur Island out of Isafjord, and Puffin Watching out of Rejkavik.

Last night we were too tired to dress for dinner in the Britannia Restaurant and tonight it’s a Gala Night which requires really dressing up. Since even for normal nights they ask for guests to be dressier than we ever do we may not eat in the Britannia at all. Th Lido has excellent options and as a buffet lets everybody get what they want.

View from our room this morning.

Early this morning we saw a bird flying next to the ship. To our dismay we realized we left our North American bird guides at home. But the ship has a library! While they don’t have a North American bird guide, they do have Roger Tory Peterson’s Shorewatcher’s Guide which includes shore and ocean birds from all over the world.

Later I managed to get some pictures of another of the birds (miles and miles later) and we’re pretty sure it was a brown boobie:

This afternoon I went to a “stitch together” in the Yacht Club. Most of the ladies were knitting – a technique that is much easier to do while traveling. Every day while the ship is at sea, they have one of these get togethers.

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