Saturday, October 14, 2006

#57 Arriving in India

Just two days after leaving Myanmar’s military regime, we’re about to visit the world’s largest democracy with over 1 billion people. Our ship will dock in Chennai, India, at 0800 Sunday. We’ll get a city orientation tour, then leave the ship on a multi-day trip to visit among other sites, the Taj Mahal.

We’re under serious pressure to conserve water on the ship on this segment of our voyage. The ship is constantly converting salt water to potable water, but not when the salt water is polluted as we witnessed in Myanmar and are expecting in India. On land, we’ve not been able to drink tap water since Japan, and now with the on-ship water shortage we’re taking Navy showers, using paper plates in the dining halls, and generally focused on conservation of dihydrogen oxide.

Our ship departs India late Thursday and we’ll post updates thereafter.

Yours in avoiding Delhi belly,

1 comment:

  1. I am really enjoying the daily journal entries and the photos. Both are entertaining, educational and exciting! How many times can I say this: WE ARE THRILLED FOR YOU TWO!!! Keep on keepin' on!