Well on Tuesday we arrived at Haiti. I couldn’t believe how hot it was at 7am in the morning when I was watching our approach to Haiti from the balcony – and then I became even more excited when I saw all the little boats approaching the ship to greet us – it was touching to see them all.
Sally and I took it slow and easy this morning as we were having a beach day today. We had a leisurely breakfast, and then got changed and made our way to the beaches ! The water was totally see-through – its been a long time since I’ve seen water that clear !
Hmmmm where to go …. ??? We decided to hit Columbus Cove, so we took a very short train ride to the nearest stop, and were hit by the small stallholders trying to ‘talk’ us into buying. After a lot of bartering, I eventually bought a sunhat, but there was no way that I was going to pay the original $30 asking price After my purchase, we managed to race through the ‘shopping area’ and arrived at the beautiful Columbus Cove.
We parked ourselves under a palm tree, as the heat from the sun was unreal, and we were joined by the lovely Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek and her sister. The water was wonderfully warm, and I took great advantage of its healing qualities to rest my hips and back. It was great to be able to take the pressure of them, and so I spent my day alternating between half an hour swimming and half an hour sunbathing !
Lunch was a stunning BBQ provided by the ship. They had three different stations around Labadee where you could lunch, and they did not disappoint ! We took a leisurely stroll back to the ship, and happened upon the beach where I would have zipped the zip wire had I not have injured my pelvis I was gutted that I couldn’t do it, but I really did enjoy watching the late afternoon ‘zippers’ enjoying themselves !
That evening, we decided to sample the offerings from the Windjammer Marketplace. This was a buffet style restaurant with the most mouth-watering, stunning array of choices … it became our firm favourite, and apart from one night, we ate there every evening.
After dinner, we were extremely privileged to have a private performance of Chicago for the SU Achievers.
The show was as good, if not better, than any Broadway production of Chicago, and afterwards I understood and appreciated why the ships performance had won lots of Awards around the world. It was absolutely incredible !
Ooops – I missed last nights Pillow Gift – so here are Day 2 and Day 3’s pillow gifts ! How lucky were we ?!!!
Don’t forget to pop back tomorrow for Day 4 at Sea !
As I am down on my sales this month due to my health, the Incentive Trip AND Telford Training, then I am offering ONE person the opportunity to win a Crafting Bundle (either a scrapbooking or cardmaking bundle which will include papers, cardstock, embellishments etc) for FREE. To be in with a chance of winning the bundle, you just have to place an order before the 31st May. AND, that’s not all … for everyone who places a £45 order, I will reimburse your postage costs.
Don’t forget to pop back tomorrow ! Cal xxx