EN ROUTE TO NAPIER, New Zealand
We wanted to begin with additional photos from our tour of Hobbiton followed by a short video.
Each Hobbit Hole is different and this includes its dimensions. Some are a few feet in depth while others are smaller.
We enoyed a pre-dinner drink at the Crystal Cove and listened to Irina Guskova perform on the Violin.
We have the same waitstaff team plus George as the Sommelier. We have never had George but have spoken to him in recent weeks. He has a terrific sense of humor and a strong knowledge of wine.
Dinner was fabulous. Keith had the Snapper Sashimi. The ingredients were unique as it included Carmelized Bananan & Banana-Lime Ragout. A good description was yummy.
Anne Marie had soup.
After we had dinner salads we both had Maple Glazed Marlborough Salmon. You could smell the aroma of Maple as soon as the entree was place on the table. Another wonderful entree.
The featured entertainment was Tenor Shimi Goodman.
We left Tauranga at 11:15 PM because of the tides.
We began the morning as we always do and you know the routine. This included a workout for Keith at the Fitness Center, breakfast in our room and a walk by the two of us. Also paddle tennis for Keith.
Today was a sea day as the schedule calls for arrival to Napier by 6:00 PM.
There were three lecturers on the schedule. They were: Captain Richard Hayman who covered all of the remaining ports of call for New Zealand on this voyage. World Affairs lecturer Robert Freedman spoke about the secure challenges facing both New Zealand and Australia. In the afternoon Jill Bruce spoke about Asia-Pacific region geology and volcanoes.
We enjoyed lunch at Marketplace. In the morning and in the afternoon Keith returned to the Paddle Tennis Court to play Paddle Tennis and Anne Marie took another long walk on the Promenade Deck.
Following is the daily Reflections Program.
Anne Marie & Keith