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Caribbean Cruise: Day 5

March 27, 2020


Grand Cayman, Grand Cayman Islands
Day 5 (1/29)

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Sunrise as we headed for Grand Cayman.

A couple hours later, we arrived and dropped anchor alongside other cruise ships which had already arrived. It was such a beautiful day.

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We had to take the tender boats to shore.

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Uncle Walt experiencing a “Tender (boat) Moment”, before we arrived at the George Town Harbor shopping district.

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Caribbean Cruise: Day 4

March 27, 2020


Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Day 4 (1/28)

Sometimes Uncle Walt and I would do the same excursion but sometimes we would do different excursions, separately.

In Jamaica, he wanted to go to “Turtle River Falls and Gardens”……..

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……where he fit right in.

He likes to talk and Parrots like to talk. 😂

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So a few expressions come to mind as I’m trying to pull a joke out here…..

……bird-brained, talking heads, parrot head, Uncle want a cracker?…..

…….Come on! Help me out here!

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Caribbean Cruise: Day 3

March 23, 2020

At Sea – Mon. 1/27

There were so many fun things to do, every hour of the day, while we were at sea, but we weren’t inclined to do any of them.

Although, if I go on a cruise again (and I probably will), I will be inclined to do a few more things than I did this time. Since it was my first cruise, I was more like an observor, just getting a feel for the whole experience.

This morning, “Eager Me”was going to get up early and go play basketball but “Bad Me” decided to sleep in.

I slept in until about 8 a.m.

I went out to the balcony to check the weather (which became a morning ritual for me). This is what I saw.

The sea was so calm and the clouds were just hanging there, like a “Real-life Painting”.

The beauty of the clouds and sea reminded me of this beautiful song by Lizz that she wrote together with Maia Sharp. The song is on Lizz’s CD titled, “Freedom and Surrender”.

Click on “Real-life Painting” (above) to hear the song and then click on “Freedom and Surrender” to get a glimpse into the beauty of Lizz’s soul and the depth of her character.

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Caribbean Cruise: Day 2

March 23, 2020

Nassau, Bahamas – Sun. 1/26

We slept well and woke up a few hours before arriving at Nassau. We had breakfast and just looked around our floating hotel.

As we arrived at the Bahamas, you could see the resort Atlantis on Paradise Island, in the distance.

The pilot headed for the space between the two other cruise ships which had already arrived (above photo, on the right) at the cruise port.

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Caribbean Cruise: Day 1

March 23, 2020

Embarking from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – Sat. 1/25

We arrived in Ft. Lauderdale, in the afternoon on Saturday, to board the cruise ship. It was scheduled to depart at 11 p.m. that evening. That gave the passengers all day to get there and get on board without any long lines or waiting.

We would arrive in the Bahamas about noon the next day.

Before we headed out, we had a practice drill, to teach us what we’d do in the event of having to abandon ship.

We had to gather at our Muster Station “B” (just below our balcony where the tender boats were hanging on the side of the ship) and receive further instructions about boarding the tender boats to safety. The drill lasted for about 30 minutes.

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