Cabin Door Gifts

Door & Gifts 2008
Originally uploaded by keith.brinkman

Following the Dutch tradition, on Christmas Eve we place a shoe or boot outside our cabin doors. Then during the night we the crew have the opportunity to drop small gifts into the shoe or around the shoe of our fellow crew members. So on Christmas morning, I opened my door and saw small gifts all along my entire hallway (Deck 4 – which is the main accomodations deck for singles and couples).

Sail out of Liberia Dec08

My last shot of Central Monrovia in the background. This was taken a couple days before we sailed out of Monrovia. I have basically lived in Liberia for two entire years. I have mixed emotions about leaving, not knowing when I will see the people here again, especially the children at the orphanages that I have been so involved with.

Academy Christmas Play Dec 08

The children and teens in the on board Academy put on their Christmas play this year in the International Lounge. The drama was written by three of the high school students and it was called ‘Christmas in 2210’. They all did an excellent job. Every one was involved including those in the nursery program.