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Around Britain day four

Saga Sapphire blog - Captains' blogs

1st September, 2012

At 0630 this morning, we passed by in an eerie fog and mist, the Calf of Man lighthouse. Our guests awoke to a wonderful morning today, the sun had its hat on,burnt off the mist and passengers were out breakfasting on deck as we sailed on calm seas. Since the weather was so sublime today, the day time events were very well received as people made the most of the favourable weather.

To start off with there was that traditional cruising pastime shuffleboard, organised by our Hosts Resty and Sandie. Later in the day there was the obligatory game of deck quoits, another maritime classic. This was followed by a new favourite, a round or two of mini-golf on our specially designed Putt-Putt course ‘St Andrews’.

In the Brittannia Lounge, I held this morning's Sunday Worship, accompanied by the Filipino choir. Its always a very proud moment to sing along with your crew and it’s a lovely way to start the service.

Once the service was over, I had to run back to the bridge for our brief stop in Dublin, to pick up some postcards and a fine bottle of Jamiesons Whiskey, which I commandeered, captain's perks and all that!!

We then sailed across glass like seas to the LLeyn Penninsular, and Holy Isle off of Anglesey and then south towards Lands' End.

For those in need of a mid-afternoon pick me up, there was our famous tea served in the Britannia Lounge. The food and beverage department offered an immense selection of delicious cakes and sandwiches for all dietary requirements and our phenomenal cocktail pianist Martin Orbidans accompanied proceedings on our Steinway grand piano.

Finally the evening was spent watching the hilarious Dave Kristian in the main theatre, or upstairs in the Drawing Room there was a sing-a-long cabaret with Duncan and Michael. The boys entertained for a good hour and handed over to the delightful Perfect Mood who performed to the wee small hours of the morning.

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