Ship's voyage starts, ends with trouble
SOUTH CHINA SEA - It's just past noon on our first day of riding the following seas. It is hot, there is no air-conditioning on the ship yet, but other than that, the day seems relatively normal.
On the pool deck, people are in the water to get a cool dip, others are playing bridge, 500 Rummy and, I think, Canasta. The beer is flowing and the mood is festival.