Man, these time changes are hard to keep up with. We moved forward another hour during the night. There’s a small digital readout on the phone, and the ship channels on the television have the correct time. It’s weird, but some of our digital devices are picking up some of the time changes, while others are still showing the time in Rome, or even the time back in Atlanta. Nothing we have is showing the correct time, except my old-style watch, which I’m setting manually. I’m pretty sure we’re 10 hours ahead of Central Time.
We settled into our sea day schedule with early breakfast, then coffee & tea in Café al Bacio. I’ve been fighting slow internet for loading photos, so I asked in the iLounge what was going on. The IT guy confirmed the internet had been slow for a couple of days, but was faster today.
Later in the afternoon, the website quit uploading my pictures? I’ve read some of the “tech support” answers and articles, and it seems there are four possible options, all of them requiring entering code somewhere in the software. Yeah, right! I think I’ll get more satisfaction throwing my computer around the cabin.
I eventually gave up trying and went to play table tennis. The rest of the afternoon was spent eating and sleeping, topped off with more table tennis. Judy headed out to her usual reading haunts.
We decided today was going to be our day to send in laundry, etc. We had a couple of Captain’s Club perks to make it cheaper. We ended up sending two bags of laundry and one bag of cleaning. The last time we had laundry done on a ship, the finished product was a tangled mess. We’re curious how this will turn out. We washed some of our own things in the sink last week, but it took them forever to dry. Hopefully we can find some good laundries in the Dubai, Delhi, and Bangkok.
After dinner, we went back to Café al Bacio to relax and listen to the acoustic duo. Frustrated with the internet, I went back to the iLounge to complain. A different techie offered to look at what was happening. I ended up getting a lesson on photo manipulation. Yes, the internet is really slow right now, coming off a satellite in this part of the world (Yemen, Sudan). He expected it to be better as we neared Oman tomorrow. Also demand around the ship slows it down at peak times. My photos were very large (2.5mb and larger) so he showed me how to reduce the size so they might load faster. It began to work somewhat. I finished off the night adjusting and working to get more photos sized so they’ll load.