We're having a good voyage. The faculty are inspiring. Our student assistants provide us with a helpful and positive presence in the library from 0800 to 2300. The ports have been nothing less than brilliant. And I'm addicted to some amazing strawberry smoothies served 7th deck aft.
And tonight, our executive dean announced we are changing our itinerary for safety reasons. Instead of Istanbul, our next port is Alexandria. The students who gathered in the Union for the announcement endorsed this plan with a rousing cheer.
So Captain Jeremy pointed the ship toward Africa. I'm already planning our return trip to Alexandria and the great library there. In 2006, Erika and I enjoyed a behind-the-scenes, secret-librarian-handshake tour from our guide Sherine. I wonder if she remembers me.