It’s been a busy three days since I last sat down at my computer to journal the story of our adventure on the high seas. Today is Saturday and we’re on the open water heading for Tampa, Florida where we will be departing the ship after twenty two days of cruising.
Thursday was a day at sea as we continued towards the southern tip of Mexico. They completed laying new carpet in our hallway…we now follow the little fishes to our room; about every three feet there is a red one that stands out on the very blue carpet especially because, as Jim noticed, he is swimming the opposite direction from all the other little fishes!
After lunch we boarded the trolley from the ship to the port of Costa Maya. Walked through the shops and enjoyed watching the pools that had dolphins that you could pay to swim with. One of the most amazing features of today’s stop was the color of the water, a very clear topaz blue. The sun was shining and it shimmered as we watched several of the guests snorkeling in the water.
The afternoon was spent playing Hand and Foot with Dave and I as partners; we won but barely, the score was 13,955 to 13,085. After dinner in the Four Seasons we enjoyed an hour at the theater watching the new juggler/comedian called “Sideshow Bert”. One of the best parts of the show was the volunteer woman guest who very cleverly stole the show with her reactions to Bert’s instructions!
Soon we were at the Ruins. We had another walk of about a mile to the actual site of the ancient Mayan Village that overlooks the beautiful coast far below. We’d come prepared to swim in the crystal clear water today but when we looked at the time and viewed the very long staircase down to the edge of the water; we decided to forgo that part of the adventure. We were disappointed to learn that people are no long allowed to climb the steps up to the top of the Temple; again it was a mixed blessing as the steps were steep and very old which could have been dangerous climbing for each of us at our ages.
The trip home was quiet as Pamela knew that we needed some down time. We’d all walked about three miles and since I’d awaken at 4:30 am and walked for an hour before breakfast….I was really ready for a nap! Back to town where we stumbled along the road back to the ferry boat and another forty-five minute ride out to the ship.
It’s a day to relax and catch our breath before entering the real world tomorrow in Tampa, Florida. We’ll enjoy the next two weeks with our family and friends who live in that area. It will be great having access to the Internet on a regular basis.
Check back in around November 17th when we’ll be catching the plane for the last part of our adventure; we’ll be heading for Peru for a couple of weeks before arriving home in December. Thanks again for taking time to enjoy our adventures on the high sea! Below is the slideshow: