Today is day 3 of our transatlantic crossing on the Norwegian Epic. We woke up too early thanks to the time change. I think we even have another one tonight (ugh!).
Morning at Sea
According to the navigation channel, it’s 74 degrees outside so I broke out the shorts. Having to pack clothes for both winter and summer weather in less than 50 pounds meant only two pairs of shorts in the suitcase so I’d been waiting!
The ship was really rolling last night and still this morning. Not enough to send things flying but enough to have the drawers continually slide open.
We ate breakfast at O’Sheehan’s as we couldn’t wait until the other venues opened at 7:30. It was close to 5:30 when we got there and only a few tables filled.
I ordered the corned beef hash breakfast with two over easy eggs and two slices of white toast.
Sister T. Had the country platter with one slice of wheat toast. At first the server brought out two country platters and we corrected him. Then I got the right entree. He got the toast order backwards (thank goodness we didn’t order anything complicated!).
We went back to the cabin for a little rest and the next thing I knew it was nearly 9:30 am. I guess we needed it. It was then pool time!
I was surprised at how many empty loungers this late. Sister T. wanted to sit in Spice H20 and it is quieter but no shade to be had (just a few already taken/saved chairs).
We stayed there about an hour having drinks (aperol spritz for me and pina colada for her first round; second round was painkiller for her) and cooled off once in the pool.
After we were both getting more color than desired we headed to try to find two chairs in the shade. We found a couple mostly shaded and stayed there for another hour. The largest pool was closed due to all the motion but one was open and kids were enjoying it. There are only 90 kids onboard so they are never a problem.
Lunch at Sea
We cleaned up and went to taste for lunch.
I had the watermelon salad to start.
Sister T. had the chicken & herb salad.
She had the open face omelette for the main course.
I had chicken salad sandwich with a side of French fries.
The rest of the afternoon was spent reading and relaxing.
Evening at Sea
I met Sister T. At Shakers before dinner for a cocktail. We both went with the peach belvedere tonight.
We just had one as our dinner reservations at La Cucina, the Italian specialty restaurant, were at 6 pm.
La Cucina is oddly positioned in that you have to go to the very front of the Garden Cafe and take stairs down to the restaurant. It was like a different world once you got there.
We were promptly greeted and seated at a window table just in time to watch the sunset.
It was very nice!
Our drink orders were taken. I had sangria (just one glass) and Sister T. Had ice tea. We were served warm Italian bread and they did bring butter upon request for me; sister T used the balsamic and olive oil. We’re cutting back on our intake (if you have already discerned that ). Only one appetizer now for each meal and nothing too heavy usually.
Sister T. had the caprese salad which had a huge (no she didn’t finish it) ball of fresh mozzarella.
I had mista insalata which was good with strawberry and mozzarella in it.
We both went with the Osso bucco for our main course. I was torn between the filet and this one but decided to go Italian. I didn’t care for the risotto served with it but that’s okay because we had each ordered pasta sides (although Sister T.’s seemed like an entree). She had spaghetti carbonara — her favorite.
I went with the rigatoni in a walnut Gorgonzola cheese sauce that was amazing.
Sister T. was full after that and skipped desert.
I had the chocolate tart which was perfect.
The desserts I saw at other tables (cannoli and tiramisu) looked just as good.
I went to the cabin after that to finish my current book (it was near the end and I couldn’t wait to know who dun it). Also I watched two episodes of Mad Men. I’m sorry to be getting to the end of the last season. Every episode makes me think.
I turned off the lights at 10 hoping to get eight hours of sleep. It was very rocky still; hope it calms down tomorrow.
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