Our ship docked in Baltimore Harbor at 7:00 AM on Saturday. Our son Mike picked us up and we were home doing laundry by 8:30.
Our ship: Enchantment of the Seas docked in Portland, Maine
We had a lovely time -- in spite of suffering through about 12 hours of gale force winds and 15 to 20' seas on the way back. I have NEVER seen angrier seas or a ship that size pitch and roll. At one point, sitting at a table on the 9th level, overlooking the bow of the ship, we watched the ship hit the swells and the waves wash OVER us!
We had gone up to eat breakfast, but quickly realized even walking at that point was out of the question. That and the fact that husband had turned a bit green. I put a scopolomine patch on his neck and he went back downstairs to our room. I followed about 30 minutes later -- after I finished my eggs. What? I was hungry!
I waited thinking conditions would improve; if anything, they worsened. I thought at one point I was going to have to crawl to the stairs (we were only one floor down) where at least there were rails to grab on to, but managed by walking a few feet and then holding onto a wall or table (I'd introduce myself and chat for a few minutes -- everyone was so nice) as carts, condiments, and plates flew by.) There was nothing left to do except to go back to our cabin, read, and hold onto the mattress. At any rate, we got through the system by about 6:00 PM on Friday night.
The only residue of the rough sailing is the fact that I'm still weaving back and forth -- haven't gotten my land legs back, yet.
I'm actively reading blogs and should be caught up by Wednesday. We had a wonderful time and I'll post a few photos this week. It's good, though, as always, to be home.
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.