A day on board today as we traverse the Kiel Canal from the North Sea at the entrance of the Elbe River in Germany on the west to the Baltic Sea at Kiel on the east coast. The canal is only some 100 metres wise se we see the countryside on both sides for about 8 hours while we eat, drink, read, watch a movie on TV and generally relax. It's a good break - our only day "at sea".
An early morning mile sprint along the training track at 7:00, then breakfast. Drizzling most of the day but that doesn't really matter. The ship glides silently along. Even the internet is down for day.
Dinner in the Grand Dining Room again. We try the steak this time, our first meat in a week. It is excellent. We have also not seen TV, heard the news or read a newspaper for the past week. The world still looks to be there though. We read until 10:00 or so.
A relaxing and enjoyable day of rest.