I haven’t made very many blog posts this time around because we haven’t done much except read, work, nap and a few dips into the pool.
Yesterday, we went out on a catamaran, though – the Cool Runnings III.
They picked us up at 8:15 am. We were on time for once, but still the third of 3 couples going from The Crane. We didn’t make any more pickups. WooHoo!
So, we set off from the Careenage. This is an inlet into Bridgetown where several ships, boats and catamarans make berth. The “bridge” in Bridgetown is over the Careenage. There are two bridges now. The original is now a foot bridge with the newer, wider one for vehicles.
On any of these ships, they have an open bar and start off with yummy banana bread for a morning snack. After they clear the Careenage, they put up the sails and we’re off.
Our first stop of the morning was Payne’s Bay where Tom swam with the giant sea turtles. A woman taking pictures was talking kind of snootily to someone that “In Hawaii they gave them flippers…” I barged in and told her that they couldn’t have flippers at this stop because of the turtles but they would have them at the next. “So?!?” I told her the turtles were an endangered species and didn’t like being kicked in the head with flippers. Sheesh!
The second stop was Folkstone Marine Park. All these ships stop there because it’s home to a sunken barge. This creates a home for lots of marine life. I’m not very good at recognizing fish but I always know when I see a school of sergeant major fish.
Our last stop was a swimming stop off Alley’s beach. During this stop, we had a typical Bajan tourist lunch. The main dishes in this are flying fish, barbecue chicken, peas’n’rice, green salad, potato salad, a lo-mein sort of dish and rolls. Sometimes a sweet coleslaw, macaroni pie or beef stew is added but not today. Today’s dessert was carrot cake with cream cheese. Just like at home!
I didn’t get in the water this time but that’s ok – I just love being on the boat.
Something new – just as we got back to the Careenage, the captain/crew started playing this and most everyone danced their way into port. What fun!
Back home and into the pool.
The next post will be the one where I list what I’ve been reading on this trip. It will be fewer books since I’ve been working more than usual…