(Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015)
Our ship stopped at Castaway Cay last year but between the cooler weather and rain I can’t say we were overly impressed with Castaway Cay (*gasp!*) so this year I was neither here nor there if we stopped there again this year. We were told that the 2 cruises on the Wonder prior to us had not been able to dock at the island so had had an extra sea day and that was just fine with me.
Well, let me be the first to admit that if this had happened this year we would have missed out on a lot!! I now understand the love people have for Castaway Cay!!
The day dawned bright, sunny and warm and we disembarked shortly after breakfast. I was thankful to finally get a picture of all 7 of us together!! Not the most perfect picture but one I’m still so thankful to have!
Hannah came out for a little bit and then chose to go back to the sand with the grandparents and mommy ventured off alone. (I keep my camera in a waterproof case while near the water which is why you sometimes see round black shadows in the corners of some of my pictures.)
It was fun to find these but I’ll tell you, the swim back in was a long one and I was pooped! It was nice to stop and tread water at a couple of the lifeguard towers and get to know these folks a little bit. It was here that I found out there are about 100 people who call CC home that live there! I can’t imagine!!! There is nothing…n-o-t-h-i-n-g there! Once a month they go to FL for immigration purposes and then after working for 4 1/2 months go home for about 6 weeks. I’m thankful they’re there but that would not be my idea for a choice of employment.
By the time I got back mom and dad had enjoyed their lunch and the rest of us went once they returned. Cookies Too is one of the delicious BBQ restaurants featuring a number of delicious BBQ treats to eat and fresh salads too.
By this point in the day Nana had worked her magic and talked Rebecca into going into the water. She hadn’t brought her bathing suit and went back to the ship to get it but found out that unfortunately as she wasn’t 18 if she went back on the ship she wouldn’t be allowed to get back off. A quick improvisation and she swam in my bathing suit cover up and some of her own clothing. She’s not a fan of heights so we were even more impressed when she climbed up Pelican’s Plunge and rode the water slide down! Way to go Bec!!!
Late in the day we bumped in to Hannah’s pool buddy Miranda and the girls had fun swimming together. They could have splashed in these inner tubes for hours.
There was still much more fun and excitement before us this final day on our ship but I’ll save that for the next post.