Monday, October 14, 2013

The Day That Never Was – October 15, 2013

Sailing east or west pretty much means you’ll cross a time zone or two. For instance we moved our clocks back an hour last night and are now four hours behind the Pacific Northwest. 

This cruise is offering a whole new time change experience~ we are losing tomorrow. So our usual "Travel Tuesday" post is replaced by this one: We won’t have an October 15th, plain and simple. The events of the world on Tuesday will happen outside our sphere of existence.  Some 8 – 10 people on board are celebrating birthdays on the day that won’t happen.

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We cross the International Dateline tonight, sometime about 2 a.m. That means the sun sets on Monday and comes up on Wednesday.

The International Dateline is an imaginary line  that separates two consecutive calendar days.  It isn’t perfectly straight and has been moved slightly over the decades to accommodate the varied countries in the Pacific Ocean.

Somehow crossing such time zones in an airplane isn’t as strange as going to bed one day and waking two days later.  Have a great Tuesday! We'll be enjoying Wednesday. . .

7 comments:

  1. Ι'm following you virtually, I leave my imagination dreaming of heavenly places...
    Have fun, enjoy and take care!

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    1. So glad to have you along with us! It is beautiful - but we still love our Greek islands best - in fact our top three, the Captain, the Staff Captain and our Engineer are all from Greece!!!

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  2. Travel is so amazing isn't it? You two certainly make the most of it!

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    1. It is pretty incredible and we do plan to cover a bit more of this old world before we are done. . .the travel gods willing that is!

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  3. What if you need an alibi for Tuesday? Will authorities accept "I wasn't anywhere Tuesday, Oct 15"?

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    1. We have about 2,800 passengers and another 1,500+ staff who could vouch for our whereabouts. . .

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  4. Now that must have felt really odd! Keep enjoying the trip...

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