Yesterday Robin did his first concert on board Crystal Symphony, which I assume went well, as I read a post on a cruise board that said they had, 'seen the classical guitar player who was wonderful'. That's OK then.
I can also report that the pianist made it off his elephant, and back on board, as he dined with Robin last night.
Today they are heading for Myanmar, (if like me, you are unsure where that is, then it used to be called Burma.)
This looks like an interesting place.
If you go to the tourist sites for Myanmar, there are lovely pictures, as you would imagine.
He is actually docking in Yangon, and again, that looks and sounds great.
However, if you check out 'Lonely Planet World Guide', then it appears that some caution is needed.
As Robin will be there for a few days, he will be able to assess it for himself.
After more than 30 years of travelling the globe, and many strange, and often rather frightening experiences, I'm sure that he'll handle this without any problems, and just enjoy the experience.
Frustratingly, a new microphone arrived yesterday, ready for testing. I'm sure the travel worn musician will be delighted to put it through its paces on his return.
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman