Today has been the first of our nine sea-days, as we head in a Westerly direction across the Pacific Ocean, towards French Polynesia.

It’s been hot and humid, and the sea has been quite calm, yet other than the constant accompaniment of boobys, diving for fish and hovering around the front and sides of the ship, there have been no wildlife sightings to speak of (although I believe someone somewhere spotted a dolphin… not on our watch, though).

For some inexplicable reason, my class was scheduled for the afternoon; I had them painting the Panama City Skyline. At the end of the session, we re-set the room because I also have a class tomorrow morning.

It’s Burns Night, which means we’ve been treated to a rather yummy Haggis, Neeps and Tatties at dinner in the Bistro – very nice indeed! This was followed by an appropriately Scottish show in the Palladium Lounge, with the two girl singers from the show team – who also happen to be Scottish – giving their rendition of songs by The Proclaimers, entitled ‘Sunshine on Leith’ (not to be confused with the musical show of the same name, the film of which was played in the show lounge this afternoon). It was a fun evening that reminded me just how much I really like the music of The Proclaimers.

Tonight, the clocks went back another hour, meaning We are now 6 hours behind UK time, with more adjustments to come over the next few days.