Only 2,435 nautical miles to our first stop. Nuku Hiva! We could see the Mexican Islands of Guadalupe off the port side much of the day. The naturalist on board said we will likely not see much wildlife since we are in the middle of nowhere unless it’s a rouge whale or maybe a dolphin. Part of his job is to document the wildlife we come across. He said it is just as important to record that we see nothing.. as to seeing something, because nobody really knows if there is something to see in this area!
It was mostly overcast today so much napping and eating – 2 breakfasts (room service, buffet) and two lunches (pool grill, buffet). We only had one dinner though. The meats have been excellent. For you foodies; here are some of the choices. Last night I had sliced duck breast with pomegranate sauce appetizer and cider brined pork roast. Mel had Hanger steak with a demi glaze. Today’s dinner was Moroccan spice lamb and chick pea stew (great!), grilled sea bass and lobster in pastry. Mel had mustarded Prime rib and spinach/ricotta cannelloni. The only thing I haven’t liked so far was the cannellini bean and kale soup at lunch. It tasted as if it was fish based broth. The deserts are very tasty and fortunately only 2-3 bite size so you don’t feel bad about eating two.
To compensate, we walked the whole ship today to check everything out and got our 10,000 steps in!
If you want to see what the ship and our cabin looks like, I recommend watching Youtube videos of a sister ship – Viking Sky (we are on the Viking Sun, room 4019)
Viking Sky Tour & Review – 19:41 mins by Popular Cruising
Viking Sky cruise ship Cabin tour No. 4015 – 8:30 mins by In the Loop Travel
Internet is slow, especially for uploading so it might limit the pictures I can post, but text seems to go ok.