Saturday, 8 August 2009

Oceana leaving Acapulco in sunset

21 Feb 2009 18:06 the view as Oceana sails out of Acapulco bay. The sun is setting, and we're about to goto dinner. Our first sailaway.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Our first sailaway under way

21 Feb 2009 17:58 Video around the top deck as Oceana leaves Acapulco on our first sailaway

Sunday, 14 June 2009

The view of Acapulco Bay as Oceana sails away

17:48 21 Feb 2009 Oceana leaves Acapulco Bay and this is the view as we leave. It's sad to sail away, but there are good things to come.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Oceana sounds its horn as we leave Acapulco

Our first sailaway, I meant to show the ship was turning by showing the land moving against the funnel, but as I started filming the ship's horn blew. Loud, you could say. Note the steel band playing in the background.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Romantic thunderstorm

After leaving Acapulco on our first night at sea and after dinner, we rested on the balcony in the warm night-time air and watched a thunderstorm over the land. We couldn't tell we were near land until the lightning strike lit the clouds and mountains. Clear sky over us .. stars .. cumulus and mountains and thunder over the land. Breathtaking. Tough weather pictures to get tho :-)
Nighttime thunderstorm off Mexican coast, 21 Feb 2009 20:35Nighttime thunderstorm off Mexican coast, 21 Feb 2009 20:35

Monday, 18 May 2009

Leaving Acapulco

Here we are leaving land and sailing away for the first time. Wow.

According to the ship's log (we are given a short version of it on the last day), we 'thrust laterally' at 17:36 on Saturday 21 February 2009 from the dock at Acapulco and set sail for Huatulco. Wow.

On the top deck was the first sailaway party, complete with steel band.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Mustering practice on Oceana

Our first (and only) mustering practice on Oceana. We used the service stairs just this once and it was quite a few floors down so in an emergency I hope there would be nice people to guide us like at practice.

Pathetically, I struggled to understand my life jacket and needed help with the velcro. So much for reading the SAS Survival Book.