HAL 2019 World – Days 8 & 9 At Sea

February 1, 2019 Paul Groves

Sea days have a pretty typical pattern.  Paul eats breakfast by 8:00 a.m. because he gets to the 9:00 a.m. watercolor class by 8:30 a.m. to get set up. 

An early project was one based on a Mola tapestry.  It was a simple painting task to get everyone familiar with painting.  Some people’s art was quite free form while mine was more like a coloring assignment.  

I DID do a little research about birds in Columbia and saw a nice photo of a Motmot bird that can be found around the coffee fields.  I liked its colors and interesting tail, so it was my first independent project. 

Ron (and often Paul) attend the lectures and cooking demonstrations.  The lectures vary from upcoming ports and excursions to history and even biology.  We learned about Simon Bolivar, the liberator, and also about sloths, boobies, and llamas!

The cooking demonstrations jump between guest chefs and America’s Test Kitchen demonstrations that are part live and part video and very interesting. The first of these showed dinners for two which included Chicken Marsala, rice pilaf and individual chocolate cakes with molten middles. Yum. 

After the lectures, we have some free time for a walk or relaxing or reading before getting dressed for dinner.