Thursday and Friday, January 30 & 31
The high winds continued for the next two days, with waves in excess of ten feet. Walking up and down the corridors was a balancing act. We could have used bungee cords in the shower. It was even worse at night – we rocked back and forth, and at times, the bed stayed in place only because it was fastened down.
All outside chairs and lounges were put away for both days, and the Promenade Deck was not accessible. When we went out on our balcony, we stayed away from the rail.
Fortunately, neither one of us had any issues with seasickness. On the night of January 30, the dining room was half empty.
Saturday, February 1
Because of the weather, our cruise ship docked in Auckland about three hours late – not too bad. We weren’t planning any shore excursions for the day, so weren’t inconvenienced at all.
By mid-morning, the rough seas had subsided considerably. The sky was partly cloudy – what a treat to see the sun again. Tomorrow, we disembark and start our adventures in New Zealand.