Rather gentler seas and winds today but still mostly
overcast and grey. Harry and George are getting worn
down by the constant rolling of the ship and consequent
mild but persistent nausea, I think, so they are not
eating much and spend a lot of time watching DVD's in
the TV lounge. I am quite content persuing my three
activities of reading, jigsaw puzzle and extreme
Ping Pong, oh and writing my journal, of course.
I am missing music (I forgot to pack my iPod charger)
and radio 4.
Talking to Darius this morning, I learned that
we would be passing just one hundred nautical miles
(15% more than a mile) north of where the Titanic sank
and a roughly the same time of year. This part of the
coast is notorious for its fog and iceberg combination.
The fog is caused by the Labrador current moving cold
water down from the south meets a warm water current
coming up from the south. The warm water is evaporating
and as that evaporating water in the air passes over
the cold water from the north, the water in the air
condenses, "Bang!" Instant fog.
Mum has spent at least 3 hours on that jigsaw today,
there is no doubt, she is obsessed.
The Harry Report
Watched a different DVD.