2:57 pm, Thursday -- December 16, 2004

During the wildest ride of the gale force storm, I spent some time in the Crow's Nest Lounge. This location seemed the best for enjoying the swing and rock of the vessel. At 10:30 am a HUGE crashing noise reverberated throughout the lounge. Sounding like an engine crashed to the floor, no one said or did anything, and the ship continued unabated on its raucous way.