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Today we began our 5th cruise with Princess, aboard their newest ship, the Regal Princess. The Regal and her sister ship, the Royal Princess, represent a new generation of cruise ships for the Princess fleet. It's enormous (3600 passengers) but is designed not to feel crowded.
Once onboard, ...
... said he was part Indian - I presumed Seminole) was very passionate about the local environment, as well as funny and informative. The vegetation consisted predominantly of water lilies, some stunted trees growing on the banks of the man made canals, and thick beds of saw grass - the writer Marjory Stoneman Douglas called the Everglades the “Rivers of Grass”, and I can now see why. It reminded me a bit of Corroboree Creek near Darwin. We saw a few alligators, all ...
... due to confusing markers and buoys and protected areas. More importantly, there were very few marinas until Biscayne Bay that could accommodate a boat with our draft. Given the dearth and quality of marinas, we opted to go all the way to our next destination, just south of Miami. We knew it was going to be a long day if we went all the way to Biscayne Bay but we thought it would be worth it. Folks told us we would make faster time on the Hawk Channel where the waters were deep and ...
Today was a tiring and sad day because we debarked the ship and took the bus back to the Miami airport. Leaving the ship was really sad because there was so many good memories on the cruise . The trip back went a lot more smooth then on the way here because we weren't delayed. When we got to the Miami airport we checked in and waited around 1 1/2h then ...
... wet and then stood up and the breeze cooled you off.
We went to the southern most tip of Key West and got a photo of the marker that shows you are only 90 miles from Cuba. It was 5:30pm by this stage and with a 3.5 hour trip back, we needed to get going to avoid riding in the dark too much. The sun goes down around 8:30pm.
We had a really good trip back. I sit on the back of the bike and take photos and ...