We’ve apparently survived the long journey from Sydney to Honolulu via cruise ship. Last night was our final gala night—and we missed it. There were lots of people dressed for the evening—for the men it was suits or sport coats and ties, and for the women it was cocktail or evening dresses. But, there are also many passengers who don’t participate in the gala evenings. Some respect the ‘rules’ and don their shorts and tees and skip the dining rooms where gala attire is required. Coming from Southern California where everything is laid-back all the time, I get that ‘dress up’ is not for everyone. However, I find it refreshing that there are still times when evening attire is the rule. I also find it sad that there are a significant number of passengers who seem to think the rules don’t apply to them. In our case, motion-sickness got the better of Kathy and we missed out on our last chance to play dress up.
Tomorrow, we dock in Honolulu, which is where this two-month journey began. It will be nice to be back on solid ground and not have the constant rolling of the ship. Of course, it may take a few days to adjust to the change in motion as well as to having to make our own bed, do our own dishes, and cook our own meals. Yikes! How will we cope?
Want to follow along on our journey? Here’s a link where you can find all the entries in our travel journal.