April 6, 2016 - Day 4 - Sailing the Yellow Sea

Sailing on the Yellow Sea today on our way to Tianjin.  Woke up around 6:30 AM.  Then Jim went to the Terrace Café to read the LA Times on his tablet.  I joined him a half hour later to discuss the day and have breakfast.

Today being a day at sea we decided to take advantage of some of the lectures.

At 10:00 AM we went to the Destination Tour Talk on Inchon, South Korea.  We enjoyed hearing from Luke the Destination Manager about this city.

At 11:00 AM we went to the Enrichment Lecture with Harry Chittick on China! It's a matter of scale!  We usually see it through the wrong end of the telescope.  It was a very informative talk.  We both enjoyed learning about China and how they plan for centuries not just for today.

We ate lunch at the Terrace Cafe and the focus was Mexican food so we both enjoyed that.  There were chips, salsa and guacamole along with a quesadilla, taco or burrito, rice and beans as well as other things but we went for the Mexican.  I miss my Taco Monday's at Lupe's.

At 2:30 PM Pat went to the Enrichment Lecture with Ken Beattie speaking on Fabrics and Food of China.  Heard about silk worms and snakes.

At 5:45 PM we went to the Captain's Cocktail Celebration to meet Captain Maroje Brajcic who lives in Dubrovnik, Croatia when not sailing.  We had sailed on 2 cruises with his father, Captain Jurica Brajcic, so we told him that when we met him.  After drinks and hors d'oeuvres Captain Marjoe Brajicic introduced his Senior Officers.  We met a couple from Tempe, Arizona.  Jim had a crazy talk with the guy about UFO's.

We had dinner in the Grand Dinjng Room.  Jim had Sturgeon Caviar with Buckwheat Blinis and traditional garnish and for his main course Potato Waffle with steamed asparagus, black truffle cream and wilted spinach.  Pat had Maui red onion soup with ginger foam and for her main course she had miso glazed Sea Bass in Hoba leaf with rice.  We end our meals with pink grapefruit sorbet with Campari.  We both enjoyed our meals.