August 9th, 2005

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Managed to finish a small book picked up on my trip, called Jade which discusses a bit about the gemstone, it's mining, history and uses. Interesting; I may look into the subject more deeply.

I purchased a DVD on shipboard which talks about the planning, construction, and intiation of a new (for 1997) class of cruise ships. The Serenade of the Sea, the ship we travelled on, wasn't of this class, she's smaller (although she's double the size of the Titanic). It was interesting to watch; I was fascinated.
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Forgot to mention in all the rush just before we left for the cruise that I watched the DVD collection of Terry Jones' A&E series The Crusades. I loved what they did with it. It compressed centuries of action into four episodes, but made it very clear the effects that these wars have had even to the present.