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Sunday, April 30, 2017

First Sea Day

Aloha Everyone,

Every cruise is wonderful. You are anticipating and looking forward to visiting places you've read about, and to meeting interesting people. But more importantly, this is also an opportunity to learn about oneself.

"The Book of Joy" by His Holiness Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams was based on 5 days spent in April 2015 in Dharansala, India to celebrate His Holiness' 80th Birthday. To find this masterly book in the ship's library itself was an amazing fortuitous event.

I plan to utilize my time on board productively setting aside time for J.J. and I to do walking exercises, enjoying meal times, conversation with fellow passengers, and to participate in onboard entertainment activities. On this vessel, there is no separate room that is available to do my yoga and meditation practice. My modified studio will be a section in front of a row of exercise machines that is wide enough to place a yoga mat, but not a high enough ceiling to lift my arms up or kick my legs.

Aloha -- Cathi