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If you were told that there were rare West Indian Whistling Ducks roosting at the bird sanctuary at the front of the hotel, you'd be curious, wouldn't you? And so were we, which is why David, Elaine and myself took a break from all this sunbathing business and went to have a look for these intriguing creatures.
When we got to the spot where they normally appear we were greeted by this ...
... The newly wed are pretty sickening, and some of them are definitely not spring chickens. They are all over each other, can't leave each other alone and spend all their time gazing lovingly into each others' eyes. It's pretty nauseating, and makes me want to go up to them and the "you won't be doing that in three years' time."
To make matters worse there was actually a wedding here in the hotel ...
... 7 knots so arrived in time to see the sunset. Felt like we were home again! Weather not as expected so waves were pushing us so close to shore so we had to up anchor and move out at about 10pm so we could rest easily! Not to be, the waves continued all night and no sleep for Sal as boat rolled and lurched all night - should have had some of Eric's wine! Next day, admin done we went for fuel, water and goodies then headed out ...
... at this hour! More ridicule as I traipse through the deck area with Sharan's special 2 pint coffee cup! We all eat out=r final breakfast which is interspersed by much hugging and back slapping as we say goodbye to our friends. Sugi the head housekeeper shows us the category 1 cabins and and the owners cabin. Glad we did not pay more for those! Many of the crew come to find us to say goodbye. It is tough leaving and Peter says a final BYE BYE ...
... br> There were a few shops that actually contained crafts. I went into one shop, Earthly Instincts, because it had very pretty painted gourd bowls out front. The artist herself was in the shop, working on making some napkin rings. We chatted for a while about her and her art. When I marveled at some very uniquely-shaped wine glasses, she noted that she “likes shapes,” which of course made me crack up and tell her about my sister. ...
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