Today was a great first day at sea for the Grand World Voyage…. It is so nice to continuely run into old friends. I have had the opportunity to talk with the Master of the ship, Captain Jonathan Mercer, and he is very impressive. He is very down to earth and has a great rapport with the crew and guests alike… I have a really good feeling about this voyage. I spend my evenings in the Crow’s Nest with Allan, Sandra, Ed, Becky, Aart and others…. It is a wonderful place to spend time with friends.. The members of my table in the dining room are fun to spend time with as well….. I have spent time with all of them on past voyages. It is nice to sit doen every evening with sandy, Grace, Brad, Gloria, Mike and Janet….. Tomorrow is another day at sea on our way to Dominica, our first port of call.