Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sketches from the sea - part 2

Bonus! An extra day at sea! It was too windy for our first port of call on Monday morning at Half Moon Cayin the Bahamas. The ship is supposed to anchor off shore and send its tender with passengers back and forth between the island and the ship all day.  Not much at this first port - horseback riding, parasailing, and the beach. Tim and I had planned a brief visit to the straw market ashore, and that was going to be all for us.

We arrived and anchored on time at 7:00 a.m., but the high winds were not going to allow safe transport on the tenders. By 8:30 we were steaming away.

I was still sleeping, oblivious to all.

When I woke at 9, I immediately realized that we were, unexpectedly, underway. About an hour later a letter of explanation was delivered to all staterooms - for people like me who slept through the announcements. The Captain had decided to set a slow course for our next port of call - Wednesday in Grand Cayman, thus we would be at sea for two days instead of one.


For Tim and me, this cruise is more about the cruise and not so much about the ports of call. We were eager to experience the relaxation of life on board. It's one of the reasons we splurged on a balcony stateroom!

So ... Greetings from out stateroom's private verandah, where Tim is slumbering in a chair and I'm about to join him. Ah, life at sea ...

- Catherine

1 comment:

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

We are going to be taking the very same approach to our cruise as you guys are to yours. We've upgraded to a stateroom with a balcony, and while we will probably get off for a short visit at the ports of call, the whole point for us will be to enjoy the relaxation onboard.

Did you spring for wi-fi? I can't imagine going a week without connecting, and our ship has wi-fi in the rooms, but I just have a hard time with the exhorbitant cost! :-o

Enjoy the rest of your cruise!