Thursday, 29 August 2013

2013 Girls' Weekend - Part III

The next morning, we slept in a bit, and awoke with Coco Cay off the starboard bow. When we were ready, we headed off on the tender. After carefully selecting our home-base on the snorkel beach, we did our various equipment rentals, and headed into the water. There were a lot of fish.

My goggles kept fogging up, so I decided to take a break at this point.  I divested myself of my gear, and decided to go back in since the water temperature wasn't terrible. The only problem with the snorkel beach is that it is very weedy- so I was in for no more than 5 minutes when I was stung by a sea louse. I can take a hint. The first aid hut has a spray bottle of vinegar for these little mishaps, so you can just grab it and self serve. They also have seasick pills, ibuprofen, acetaminophen and antacids, that you can help yourself too.

After this, I decided on a nice read, so I rented an umbrella for our encampment. A lovely young gentleman put it up for us, which was good since we were almost decapitating people with the thing.

We headed back in good time, and got cleaned up. Dinner was good as always, and the late night comedy show was entertaining. We got our suitcases sorted, and sent them out in the hall after being notified that our debarkation tour had been cancelled. Pro-tip: the notification that you have voicemail on this ship sounds like someone is dialling your room and quickly hanging up.

We did not have to get up that early in the morning, since we had the second-last luggage tag number. It was still before 9:00am that we were off the ship though.  I'll spare you the details of the transportation comedy. We still managed to get to the airport in plenty of time to get checked in and have a leisurely lunch at On the Border. Dos Equis Amber on draft -- yum!

And back to Canada. Thanks for reading, here are a few bonus pictures: