But not much time to write them. No seriously, I may be lolly-gagging here at sea aboard the Regal Princess, cruising the Caribbean, but it seems like I never have time for sitting here writing stuff. And before the cruise there are lots of fun things that I noted in quickie lil notes to myself here, but that never made it to the “post” stage, because…lots of reasons. Non-motivation. Illness. Busyness. Tiredness. Ennui. Crabbiness. Working/packing/unpacking/coughing/sleeping…
And now I am here. It’s lovely. Days and days to just be taken care of. To have everything I need made possible. To have the sun and the sea here, every day, no ice and snow. And time with Adam to just be us.
So I’m not actually going to say much. Just gonna post some pictures of Day 1 and Day 2. We’ll see about coming days, maybe that’s what I’ll do; maybe I will be inspired to write more or revisit days past. For now, here’s how I’ve spent the beginning of our vacation…
On our way.
Dinner our first night in Ft. Lauderdale.
I love drawbridges. This one was right by where we ate dinner. As in, I am taking this image from our table.
The hotel was a little chintzy on its use of material for the towels.
Jade -1, Adam – 0; Cribbage Tornament Cruise 2018
Our first day – Eleurhera.
You can see the ship…this was about 3/4 of the way we walked. But still it wasn’t to Lighthouse Beach, where we’d walked when we were here with W.
We did manage to find the old gravestones I had read about.
It was kind of eerie, and yet, this is real life – that ship out there, us tourists here for a few hours – we’re not.
We decided to take a break…
A very special kind of break… Because, you know, miles of deserted beach.
NOT! Five minutes after 53 pounding slaps on my ass, as I was pulling my swimsuit back up and adjusting my clothes, a whole troop of bicycle excursionists showed up. Could they hear the echoes? Probably not. The waves are an incessant murmur.
We decided we needed a bit more privacy and meandered a bit farther down the beach, but finally decided to call it. We weren’t going to make it to Lighthouse Beach that day. So I found a shady spot to rest before we headed back.
This was where we went, from and to, from the ship.
After our return to the ship we played Scrabble while listening to a lovely string quartet. Scrabble Tournament, Cruise 2018. Adam – 1, Jade – 0.