After that was successful, we went to the Garden Cafe for breakfast.
About 10:30, we went down to 4 and down the gangplank to check out a bit of Jamaica. We were at the regular cargo pier (#2), so we took a shuttle over to the cruise terminal.
This terminal was several tacky shops but Tom got some postcards and I got a little bag for carrying my Kindle on deck. He looked at watches in The Royal Store but didn’t buy anything. They gave us a free Jamaica keychain for looking. Whoopee!
We took the shuttle back and made good use of most of the other folks being on tours and such. We had a hot tub to ourselves for over half an hour.
In a bit, a couple folks joined us. One was a veterinarian and Tom told her about my Cushing’s experiences. After about 45 minutes I got out to read for a while. Then in the pool – salt water! Who knew?
Tom thought I should go over and talk to the veterinarian but I said I was on vacation, not here to “talk shop” unless I found that Cushie-looking woman again.
We stopped by the Great Outdoors and had some coffee. A yellow butterfly flew by but didn’t stop at our table. It wasn’t as big as Alice’s butterfly, but I wondered all the same… How does a tiny thing like that fly up to the 12th deck of a ship?
I’ve been thinking a lot about Alice on this trip. She would have loved this cruise, especially the Sea Days. Looking all around at the vastness of the ocean, the beautiful clouds, sunsets, the moon. I know her soul is out there, somewhere, in one of these beautiful things that God has created.
Back in our cabin, it was fun watching people hustle back to make the 3:30 all-aboard. I got some shots of the ship just sliding out from the dock, parallel to it, instead of backing into the Star Taurus. The folks on board that ship looked happy that we didn’t hit them, too.
We bid a fond adieu to Montego Bay and head off into the sunset.
We tried the Garden Cafe for dinner tonight, too. Pretty good – both plates worth!
The usual after-dinner deck stroll, then back to the cabin. I was asleep by 9:00PM…and up at midnight doing my website chores and blog-writing.
We didn’t go to the show again.
Tonight’s towel animal was a lobster.
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Today’s Forecast: Mostly Sunny 85F/30C
Sunrise: 6:22 am
Sunset: 5:34 pm
Arrival: 8:00 am
All Aboard: 3:30 pm
- Interesting Facts About Jamaica (travelingmyself.com)
- See Jamaica On The Cheap (traveltrailerblog.com)
- Cruise shipping row brewing: Amid reports of possible head tax reduction in MoBay (joeyissainsights.wordpress.com)
With the new time, my watch is correct again. Now I have to remember not to keep subtracting an hour.
Up about 8:30 and started drinking coffee on the balcony and writing in this blog.
At 10:30 we went for breakfast at the Garden Cafe. They were almost closed. Yesterday they closed for breakfast at 11. Today, 10:30. By the time the cruise is over, maybe there will be no breakfast.
Walked around, read, nap, lazy day…
My wrist broke out in a rash so I won’t be wearing the watch anymore anyway. Aloe vera seemed to help.
More pictures from Deck 13:
Off to the Mongolian HotPot.
Several staff asked if we were familiar with this process and we were able to say that we were since we’d eaten at this very place on a previous cruse.
We were talking to the chef while he cooked and he said that this ship was the only one with a Hot Pot restaurant. Most of the others had the Chinese and Teppanyaki like we do but with Sushi as the third choice. Glad we’re on the HotPot cruise 🙂
Our appetizers were steamed vegetable dumplings, seaweed salad and edaname,
My dessert was green tea cake with green tea ice cream. Tom had a variety of fruits with coconut sauce and a mango sauce.
We stopped by the store again but didn’t buy anything then did our evening walk around the decks
The show tonight is the comedian David Naster from the first night. Didn’t go.
Our towel tonight was a swan (or a turkey?)
This is very similar to our cabin:
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The other ones aren’t worth my time typing out since they’re talking about the Art Gallery, Colombian Emeralds and other “selling things”.
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Today’s Forecast: Chance of Rain 77F/25C
Sunrise: 7:10 am
Sunset: 5:44 pm
- Day Two, At Sea – November 18 (maryoblog.com)