July 22, 2012
Now get your mind out of the gutter! This is a great and sought after day on any cruise. It is the midpoint of the cruise. You are halfway home…kinda. This usually picks up the spirits of the cruising party. This time however, spirits are pretty high already. We are in heavy plume waters now. Even though we are still a hundred miles away from the mouth, you can see so much silt and mud that the water is brown, not blueish greenish brown, but brown. It is amazing! The river has such a huge impact on the areas that it feeds into that it is able to change the entire ocean (well as far as we can see) around us. Just think about that for a second. We are no where near the mouth of the river and the OCEAN is a different color. Can’t wait to see whats next.
Also, I got my first 5 hours of straight sleep last night. Most of the entire cruise! I am feeling much better.