Saturday, November 22, 2008
A ROUGH sea
We had some excitement on our way to Rome. While we were at dinner the sea became very rough, so we decided to skip the entertainment and go to our room. We watched a little tv, then tried to get some sleep, but the boat was rocking pretty good because of the gale force winds ( about 60 mph). About 11 pm while we were both trying to sleep, the ship took a large lurch and came down with a bang because it had hit a big wave. All of a sudden the room went dark and the engine stopped. All was quiet, and a bit scary, but soon (maybe 3 minutes, that seemed like an hour) the lights came back on, then off again for a minute or so and finally back on. The deck came on and informed us that they underestimated the severity of the storm and were going to fast, they had to slow down and we wound up getting into Rome 8 hours late. But it is just enough experience that we will be able to tell our friends and family. Tomorrow, Livorno.