Its a bit overcast today, providing us all the opportunity to obtain the most lovely sunburns without much effort. As I was applying sunblock earlier I received some really weird looks. Haven’t any of the these people heard about UV?
Anyway, I wandered along the tidal pools but didn’t see anything new or exciting that warranted taking out the camera before heading to a lovely beach bar offering low cost drinks and decent speed wifi. For whatever reason, no one else seems to be here and on-line which has made my life wonderful. Several of the couples with whom I have been hanging out are off snorkeling today and I may go yet. It is only a 10 meter hike down the stairs to the water and my gear bag is here at my feet. Not sure I am completely comfortable about leaving my stuff in the care of the otherwise completely great bartender (even if everything is password and code protected).
What I am not doing is shopping. Or taking ship’s tours. Or getting drunk. None of which should surprise any of you in the least.
Tomorrow is a sea day during which I am going to repack my stuff into suitcase and gear bag so that my cabin steward can move everything to my next location. Meanwhile I am listening to the German couple next to me complain about the high beverage charges here in the bar ($4/total for a beer and a coke. Hint – cola is just as expensive as beer). Since they obviously just got off the Allure (6000+ passengers plus a literal boat load of staff) I can’t see what they have to complain about. Oh, sorry – they are Austrian – not German. Makes all the difference (not).
Just about everyone else here is alternating between spending time in the water with sitting, eating and beer drinking.
I am off to try and locate a battery charger to replace the one that I left hooked up above the mirror in the head on the Xpedition. When I left it there I thought – will I forget this? Nah, I have lots more pictures to take and will need to recharge batteries at least once more ……..