Grand Cayman Islands

Tuesday Morning we woke up to a little bit rougher seas, not bad but some white caps and a little movement on the ship, not enough for Norman and I didn’t mind it.  I had put on my bracelets Monday night just incase it got more movement.  We were to anchor out at this next port so I was glad to see the water was not too rough.  We slept in this morning because we were not going ashore and did not want to get into the crowd in the dinning room with all the people getting an early breakfast so they could eat before going into town or on a tour. 

It is great to just get out of bed, wash up, get dressed and leave the mess for the stuart to make up the cabin.  When we were ready we went down for breakfast and left the sign out to make up the cabin.  They never touch your personal things, just make the bed, get fresh towels, and pick up any mess you leave on floor.  With that and a cook to prepare all your meals it is a true vacation!!  That is why I love cruising even if it is rough and I get sea sick easily.  This time I didn’t even get queazy and I am not sure if it was because the sea was pretty calm or if my being so much better without the wheat and I really don’t care which it is as long as I never get sea sick again.  

While we were at breakfast we arrived at our spot to anchor.  There were two other ships on this side of us and one on the other side facing the island.   We stayed on board all day and just took advantage of the activities on board.  Those that wanted to go into George Town had to go by tender.  I don’t like getting on and off the tender so just stay on board.  

This is a group going into town.  The tenders go back and forth all day and the last trip is about 30 minutes before we set sail again.  It is up to each person to keep track of the time because they don’t wait for people who miss the last tender.  You do have to show you room key to get off the ship and show it again when you return so they can keep track of everyone and know if someone is missing.  However they say they can not wait for anyone who does not get back to the ship.  They say if you miss the last tender just go to the beach and wave good bye as the ship sails away, then catch a plane to meet the ship back in Port Canaveral to get your luggage .  I don’t know if they have ever left anyone behind or not.

We went to a workshop on napkin folding which I liked, Norman read his book instead. Then we went to a box folding work shop and we each made a treasure box for James and Colby to hold their items we hoped to get in the next port.

This is the Atrium where many of the activities are held.  The chairs in the front face a large screen where they show movies each day at noon and then use it for different games and activities.  Behind that is a group of chairs with tables for people who want to just sit and visit or drink.  Then behind that where it is so well lit is the bar.  At the end of the corridor is the Taste restaurant where we ate both breakfasts and dinners at 5:30, lunch we took at the Garden Cafe on the 15th deck.  At the other end of the ship was the Epic Theater where we went to see “Pricilla, Queen of the Dessert”.   Deck 6 held several other restaurants and the Casino.  Also on deck 6 was the Headliner’s Comedy Club.

This is as close to the town of George Town and we set sail again at 5:30.  The next port is Ocho Rios in  Jamaica.  Have a great Evening and I’ll talk to you tomorrow.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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1 Response to Grand Cayman Islands

  1. Rosemary Rafuse says:

    I am enjoying each day’s activities! That must be fun!

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