Not much going on here today so thought I’d update you all on our cruise.
We were at sea all day. Slept late, the boat rocks you like a baby. And the fresh air. The first days everyone sleeps for hours.
Calm, blue skies, fluffy clouds and the brisk wind of a ship doing about 50 mph into the wind. I had whip marks on my cheeks from my hair being whipped around.
Did get to sit in the sun for a while on deck.
Enjoyed what the ship had to offer. Ate pretty well (BBQ on deck), live music by the pool. Just enjoyed the day. I even got to see things I wish I hadn’t saw (Healthy size lady, pink flowy dress, no underwear, stiff wind, draw your own conclusions).
Roast pork loin for dinner was edible, not to my liking though, too much cranberry glaze masked the flavor of the pork.
Did get to see a professional juggler, Charles Peachock in the Stardust ball room. He was amazing. I really want to learn to juggle this year. I’ve wanted to for the past three years and this year I will.
St. Thomas USVI
Pull into St. Thomas and what is the first thing I see (other than the welcome sign)? That’s right, Senior Frogs. Right at the end of the dock. How convenient. We stopped there for a drink before we hit the bus to the Zodiac boats.
We met a bunch of fun people to party with.
The bus to the zodiac boats was a little scary. The engine sounded like it just didn’t have the get up and go to get all the way there. One hill we were on, everyone was joking that we’d have to get out to push since the bus wouldn’t make it loaded. The bus ride there took 2 hours. It was only supposed to be one hour, but there were accidents and people and animals and excuse after excuse to stop. And we weren’t on the good side of the island either.
So we get to this dock in the middle of nowhere and there are 3 people and 10 Zodiac boats parked around a rickety floating dock and a rusty freezer. The moss on the bottom of these boats was longer than my hair, but the bus was gone, and we all just looked at each other and went for it.
They loaded us 2/3 to a boat depending on how many were in our groups and off we went. Joe let me drive this thing and what a thrill that was. I know it doesn’t sound like much but a 40 hp engine on an inflatable boat in the middle of the ocean is a blast.
I fell in love with this houseboat. I could so live here.
Joe got to snorkel in that beautiful blue water. I tried, but breathing through that little tube just doesn’t make it for me. I panicked and swam back to the boat. Had a fine time with our guide while we waited for everyone else though. She is a graduate student from Minn, who went to St. Thomas for vacation six years ago, and never left. She loved her job.
On the way back to the dock, one of the other boats kept trying to edge me out of line and I wouldn’t let him pass me. It was a blast. He tried so hard and just had to keep getting behind me. I think I hurt his ego just a bit.
Had to wait another hour after we got back cause there was no bus available, cause we were late getting there. Once we got back, it was fine, just didn’t leave much time for more than a drink at Sr. Frogs again, grabbed a quick sweatshirt and went back to the ship for dinner.
Don’t remember what we had for dinner that night, bu on stage was a “Broadway Star”. Her longest song of the night was about her name and how people always mispronounced it. Jeri Sager sang really well, but please, I want to hear broadway show tunes not your name repetitively.
Good night St. Thomas.
Went to bed early. We get to Puerto Rico in the morning and have and early excursion.