Day One backblipped

Arrived at our hotel in Long Beach about the same time as we left Christchurch – quick trip ……. but took 21 hours (the same as the time difference between NZ and California).

Wandered around the very pleasant Long Beach waterfront, saw the Queen Mary, dined at a local seafood restaurant, then today we went to the Aquarium before boarding our Ship Oceania Regatta and setting sail at 6pm.

Biggest surprise was that it was dark before 6, which was strange after having daylight at home until about 10pm. Should have known as it is mid winter, but was still warm so seemed odd.

Very weary so early to bed, slept soundly, rocked by the gentle motion of the ocean