Monday, March 4, 2019

March 5, 2019     Sea Day      53/183

Many new faces on board ship today as Sydney was the start of a new 30 day leg, to Tokyo.  Best part is we also get another gratis bottle of wine!

An interesting drug trafficking interdiction occurred in the Sydney port upon our arrival on March 3.  We learned today, that as the cruise ship docked, a person was filmed tossing a package from a deck onto the dock.  Well, it turns out that the Australian authorities have significant camera coverage of ship movements. Consequently the entire process was filmed, including a clear image of the offender.  Furthermore, Australian border procedures require that all occupants of any cruise ship  leave the ship for processing.  So, all the cops had to do was wait by the ship's exit to introduce themselves to the moron.  I wonder what he was thinking as that sequence of events unfolded, and he was led away in cuffs.  Hilarious!

We are off to the Polo restaurant for dinner with Marshall and Elaine.  Will be an interesting evening, as Marshall was on the team that built the Palo Verde nuclear plant in Arizona.

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