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)
We woke up in the morning and it was very foggy, so foggy we couldn’t even see see the river. We got our bags repacked up and visited the little shops again in case there was something we missed.
The bellman took luggage to the taxi but the driver wasn’t quite sure how to get to the port. He did find it after a bit and we were on the Navigator of the Seas in about 30 minutes and having lunch at Windjammer Café.
Even though our luggage hadn’t arrived yet, we went to our cabin and checked out where storage space was hidden.
4:00 PM was the required muster drill. The Captain said we’d have fog horns going until we passed another cruise liner at 11:30.
Sat in the solarium for a while to people-watch.
Up to our cabin. I took a few pictures from the balcony. I read on the balcony for a while and dozed off. Susan napped.
5:30 we went to the circus parade. What fun!
This wasn’t “our” circus but it was from our ship in September
Then dinner at Coppelia
We have a table for 4. Our table mates, Pat and Jamie are from the desert in California and drove here to see the National Parks and such. They’re aunt/niece and travel well together.
Luis (from Nicaragua), our waiter, forgot to take my order at first. All following meals I would be first! i had drink of the day, key lime pie lemonade, vidalia onion tart, prime rib/veggies/potato and chocolate cherry pie. Joanna, our assistant waiter, was from Poland. I think they said the staff was from 143 different countries.
Went to the show. Dancers, comedian. Great band…they played Sing, Sing, Sing!
Walked around. Luggage arrived when we got back! Unpacking
Tried to sign up for 2 tours from tv. Didn’t work so I filled out a form and dropped it at the excursions desk. Susan got ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s.
Unpacked. Ordered room service breakfast.
Foghorn did keep going off. Very foggy!
We passed 2 cruise ships very close, a Carnival and Norwegian. After the carnival, a pilot ship pulled up right beside us and picked up 2 pilots who had been on our ship. The dots on the pictures are the dense fog.
I fell asleep almost immediately.