Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Caribbean

Hi again, I meant to try to prepare some of this yesterday so that I could just post things up, but we had game night at one of Amber’s friends houses and so, nothing got done.

During the trip I decided to do some video blogging and so you’ll all get to see how poorly I speak into a camera, but I think it had value and by the end it worked pretty well.

So here is the first ever instalment of the Wisdom, Courage, Power video blog!

Some explanation is needed for the one part there.  That guy was in among all the vendors with a few little stumps behind him carving things while he waited for people to buy his stuff.  He was not nearly as pushy as a lot of the other vendors though.

Here over the next few days I’ll put up some of the highlight pictures, if you want to see all the pictures you’ll have to follow me on facebook I think.  So highlights from the first couple of days.

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One the way there this was the only line we didn’t have to wait in.  This is to check in to the ship and get your cards and stuff at the port.  We did the same process at the airport but only had one other person to wait with.

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This picture was up yesterday, but this was my gym on day 1.  The blue with the arrow is part of the jogging track.  I was up there a few times.  We’ll talk about fitness on vacation later in the week.

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The girl in the red in the middle is Bobbi, she was from Bowmanville Ontario (only an hour from our house).  This was the first game of the cruise, I forget what they called it, but it was Family Feud really.

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The first towel animal of the trip, stingray.

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This was up yesterday too.  The view of the ship in port in the Bahamas.

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This was some art part way up a set of stairs, carved right out of palm tree trunks, very cool.


Some really familiar looking pirates at the Pirates of Nassau exhibit

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They threw me in the stockade!

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Down behind the Fish Fry, wish was a place as well as an event, there was a holding bay for all the conch for all the restaurants!

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That guy in the back there is using a pole to pull up three of four conch on a rope at a time.

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Then you use a hatchet to chop off the pointy tip of the shell so you can pull out the meat.

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On the beach I build a sandcastle.

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At the fish fry we had grouper, fried plantains and beans and rice.  It was a great lunch!  Having the face on the fish was a little weird though.

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My awesome sunburn.  You can see the pale ring by my neck where I had sunscreen while my shirt was on and we were wandering around.

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Day two towel animal, Monkey!!

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