Posted April 5th, 2011, 02:08 PM
Last edited by island lady; April 5th, 2011 at 02:10 PM
I'm an early riser (usually before sunrise). I get a kick out of watching the people in pajamas (and worse) and squinty eyes walking up to the chairs to mark their territory. It's so fun and easy to just wait for them to get back on the elevator and free up those spots. Too bad I'm usually off doing other things and don't get to see their reactions when they finally show up. I'm sure some other hog has taken their spots by then.
Ditto that it is funny to watch.
We usually do our coffee walk early. One morning we were in the Viking crown lounge and walked over to look out over the pool deck. Was hilarious to see the little hoggies in their jammies looking bleary eyed as one by one they ventured to root out and "stake their claim". They could not see us watching them due to the glare on the glass up there.
They would place their stuff (towels and paperbacks mostly) on 3-4 chairs, then fold the backs over where they had marked their territory. We took bets on how many would walk off...stop to sniff the air...look back...come back and rearrange the chairs just a few inches...and sometimes do it all over again before they walked off the third time, carefully looking around for other hogs
in their territory as they left.
Then there were the "appointed hog guards". These were the unfortunate swine selected to sit and guard the 3-4 or more chairs while another of the group brought them a plate of breakfast and then left him there. (Guessing the rest of the swine's group were enjoying breakfast together in the MD or WJ).
Kind of like watching one of those wildlife shows on TV. Those hogs
are territorial for sure!!
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Past: MARINER 6/5/2005 FREEDOM 2/17/2008 MONARCH 10/25/2010 MONARCH 12/10/2010 MONARCH 1/7/2011 JEWEL 1/14/2011 RADIANCE 2/28/2011 FREEDOM 12/11/2011 MONARCH 12/30/2011 JEWEL 1/21/2012 RADIANCE 8/10/2012 BRILLIANCE 12/1/2012 FREEDOM 12/16/2012 JEWEL 2/11/2013 ENCHANTMENT 5/31/2013 ENCHANTMENT 9/6/2013 OASIS 11/9/2013 FREEDOM 12/1/2013 LEGEND 12/12/2013 ENCHANTMENT 1/27/2014 FREEDOM 3/2/2014 ENCHANTMENT 8/8/2014 EXPLORER 8/28/2014 EXPLORER 12/4/2014 ENCHANTMENT 12/29/2014 VISION 1/31/2015 LEGEND 2/27/2015 FREEDOM 5/31/2015 FREEDOM 12/6/201 BRILLIANCE 1/16/2016 SERENADE 2/5/2016 ENCHANTMENT 2/29/2016 RADIANCE 8/5/2016 RADIANCE 8/12/2016 RHAPSODY 12/10/2016 OASIS 1/22/2017 SERENADE 2/13/2017 MAJESTY 5/29/2017 MAJESTY 10/23/2017
And other past cruises on other lines that I don't bother to mention.