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The Adventure of the Seas arrived at Philipsburg on the Dutch side of St. Martin/Sint Maarten, the Friendly Island, in the early morning. Having about eight hours of shore time, Barb and I rented a car to tour the Dutch/French island. There were a total of six cruise ships at the docks, meaning around 15,000 day trippers on the island, plus those tourists who had flown in....need I say that it was a bit crowded...
Hertz rented ...
... Nassau, Bahamas. We wandered around Nassau for a few
hours. We were totally impressed with
Nassau. We had been there previously on our honeymoon cruise and hated the place.
It was so dirty and ugly. They have really cleaned it up in the past years. We were only allowed in port until 1:30 and then the next morning we were in Port Canaveral, and what a zoo that was.
... list of must-do's now that she's enjoying retired living- I'm not sure how you normally start learning how to sail but it's probably not a yacht racing adventure with us being drafted as working crew members. Whenever confronted with an overly bubbly organizer on a caffeine high who is looking for volunteers, I tend to find cover very quickly so when this yachting dude started looking for 'captains' for the two competing boats, I immediately moved to ...
... I hadn't gotten so much sleep the night before and we were supposed to be back at the dock at 6am, so I turned in early.
When I got back to dock in the morning, I saw so many people I knew. It was fabulous and really made me feel like a part of the St. Kitts community. I chatted with some ladies from work who had been on the other boat that went over for the weekend, and then with some from my boat. The other boat had been in St. Maarten ...
... a section offering Indian curries, which I ate as often as I could. Good curries they were, and they were probably offered because a large proportion of the crew were from India, many from Goa. The cafe was open at 6.30 am and only shut at 9.30 pm, so it was handy for late meals after the show - I must announce that it was a treat to watch West End singer, Lindsay Hamilton of Evita and Cosette fame perform - or when one's meal times were messed up by overeating earlier.