Sunday 22nd March 2020

Sunrise today was spectacular at 27° S. We are getting closer to the Tropics and its towering cumulonimbus clouds. We had a low layer of stratocumulus which appeared to trap the red of sunrise in the sky and ocean. By 09:00 the sun was back again in a clear blue sky.


We had taken a light lunch and done the one mile walk around the ship when the Captain announced that we had to return to our rooms immediately and that all public areas were closed.

A higher than normal number of respiratory problems had been identified amongst guests and crew and the medical teams were working to determine the problems. This meant all meals being delivered to your door and no contact with crew. Delivery took time but the two bottles of wine and two litres of water eased the hunger.

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