April 22nd, 2016 - Day 20 - Cruising the South China Sea on our way to Kuching, Malaysia

After the amazing thunder and lightening storm  that lit up the sky last night we woke up to calm seas.

We had breakfast at the Terrace Cafe. Jim loves his oatmeal and banana and Pat loves her sugar donut and grapefruit and kiwi.

While sitting eating breakfast we saw a family of dolphins jumping in and out of the water.  There were about six of them.  We have been looking and haven't found much activity in the ocean so that was fun to see the dolphins this morning.

Since it was still the 21st in California and still Thatcher's Birthday we got to wish Thatcher a good night on his birthday before he went to sleep and see his cute little face smiling.  I can't believe how fast he has grown.  

At 10 AM we went into the Insignia Lounge and listened to a Destinations Tour Talk:  Bali, Indonesia with our destinations manager, Luke.  So now we are well prepared for our visit to Bali.  The thing we got out of the lecture is that if you visit any of the temples you cannot go inside only the locals can go inside during prayer time.

We had lunch in the Grand Dining Room.   We both started out with Mexican tomato soup on fire. The funny thing was it was a cold soup.  We shared the sampler Taste of the World:  England.  It is served in a round lazy Susan.  We had salmon cakes with tartar sauce, roast beef with coleslaw, potato salad and soft eggs, spicy shrimp, honey mustard pickled vegetables, minced beef and onion pie, Yorkshire pudding.  It was nice to experience the taste of Britain.

The afternoon was spent reading and napping.

We had dinner in the Grand Dining Room.

Pat had Warm Petit Pate of Chanterelles in Pastry Crust with Robust Port Wine and Shallot Sauce for her appetizer. She had a Caesar salad.  For her main dish she had Spaghetti with tomato sauce and pancetta.  They switched pastas on the menu that they give out the day before so I don't have the fancy name they gave it. 

Jim had for his appetizer the quiche of the day which was another thing they changed on the menu so no fancy name.  He had asparagus soup. For his main dish he had Sweet Barbecue Pork Chop with Vegetables.

For dessert we shared the Lemon Crepe Soufflé with Apricot Sauce.  Jim had a scoop of Salted Caramel Ice Cream. 

Good night from the South China Sea!