Day 13/14 – Near Death with Dolphins

Greetings,

Yesterday was exhausting, and a bit emotional, so I didn’t write about it last night.  It’s the next morning, the last full day of our cruise, and now I’m really getting emotional.  I hauled myself out of bed and am sitting with my computer, a cup of coffee, fruit and a bit of muesli (damn I’m going to miss this).  I think yesterday was exhausting for a lot of folks, and I easily found an empty table on the outside deck at the rear of the ship.  It has everything to make my heart happy; warm breezes, blue waters, people to dote on me (oh dear, I’m going to cry), and the buffet right through the electric doors.  I don’t even have to push a door open and there is the coffee pot ready to fill my cup that runneth over.

But, back to yesterday!  The Grand Cayman Islands!  We have never been to the Caribbean.  Don’t hit me, but it didn’t seem all that interesting.  I mean, the Romans never made it there, did they?  It’s always seemed more a land of party boats, bikinis and laying on the beach with a tropical drink.  Three things I am decidedly not.

Oh my goodness.  The water is so blue.  Royal Blue.  The. Water. Is. That. Color!  Lord, it is lovely.  And then it changes!  All my life I have known there is the color of aqua marine blue.  You know that blue-green so popular decades ago.  They got that color from the Caribbean!  It really exists on something besides a wall!  Or a 1950’s refrigerator. Continue reading “Day 13/14 – Near Death with Dolphins”

Day 8 – Sea Day and the Magic of Dolphins

Hi,

Today was a day at sea while we are steaming 550 nautical miles towards the Equator and Ecuador.  I woke up feeling ever so much better today.  The sun was shining and the water was sparkling blue.  I couldn’t tell looking out the porthole how warm it was, but it looked pretty darned wonderful.  George and Emma were both still in slumberland.  I put on my gym clothes and made the trek to the top of the ship.

I was going to head for the gym, but when I popped out by the pool, it was so warm and lovely that I decided to walk the track.  It was about 7:30 a.m. and already there were a number of people sunbathing.  Mostly the old prunes, I mean aged sun-lovers, the same group who always seem to be there.  Maybe they sleep there – or they died on the first day and nobody has noticed yet.  If I was a pool attendant, I’d sure pretend not to notice.

Everybody was smiling broadly, and I thought this was an awfully jolly group.  Then I quickly checked to make sure there wasn’t a stream of toilet paper hanging out the back of my pants.  Last time I saw smiles this happy, I had a big streamer of Charmin’ following me. Continue reading “Day 8 – Sea Day and the Magic of Dolphins”