Today we start another cruise, and so for the next 6 weeks, we will call the luxurious Silver Wind our home, as we navigate our way around the Middle East and India. We got up at the crack of dawn to fly from Heathrow to Athens, where our taxi met us for a scarily high speed journey weaving through the heavy Athenian traffic to Piraeus to meet our ship.
As we flew over the Athens coastline, we'd noticed that the sea looked pretty rough, and sure enough, when we got to Piraeus, it was ominously windy. It normally takes me a couple of days to get my sea legs, so giving my first lecture at 7pm as the ship was lurching all over the place was not a good start. However, I survived, and the fuggy head slowly lifted over the course of the evening as; either a) I got used to the movement; or b) the seas calmed down; or c) the wine kicked in.