Day Three - Saturday, February
7, 2004 - Castaway Cay
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Trip report by Glenn:
Since we had such a great time
at Castaway Cay on our last cruise, we
wanted to get an early start to be able to claim a prime piece of
real estate on Serenity Bay to spend the day. We woke up at 7:30
and got ready. We then headed to Beach Blanket Buffet to eat some
breakfast. Then we headed off the ship around 9 a.m.
took a few pictures, then headed straight to Serenity Bay (the adult-only
beach) and got a couple of lounge chairs under a purple umbrella
in a great location. It was close to the lunch area and the restrooms.
All we did was relax on the
beach the whole day. Around noon, we got hungry and went to get
some lunch. There's a lunch area where they serve some BBQ and hamburgers.
They were playing "Cheeseburger in Paradise" by Jimmy
Buffet--how appropriate! Tammy got a hamburger and I got a cheeseburger.
They were yummy!
Once we were finished eating,
we relaxed a bit more on the beach. Then we decided to go in the
ocean for a little while. Remember--it's February. The water was
COLD. But, we got acclimated to the temperature and stayed in the
ocean for about an hour. We took a waterproof camera, and got pictures
of some fish that were swimming nearby. And, as we did last time,
we took some water and sand back in a bottle.
Around 1:30, we decided to head
back to the main part of the island to do some shopping. I stopped
at the family beach and took a picture. Boy, was it crowded there!
We stopped at She Sells Sea
Shells and bought some souvenirs and post cards. After shopping,
we stopped at the post office and bought some stamps, wrote out
the post cards and mailed them.
We then boarded the ship and
got cleaned up. While we were getting ready, we watched "Radio"
on TV. Once the movie was over, we went up to deck 10 to watch us
leave the island. We left Castaway Cay at 5 p.m. Captain Henry sounded
the horn twice as we left.
As we were on our way out to
sea, we decided to watch the sunset from deck 10. It was a beautiful
sunset and the photo below doesn't do it justice.
After the sunset, we ate a snack
at Pluto's Dog House on deck 9. After the snack we got ice cream
cones from Scoops nearby. Once we finished the ice cream, we went
to Shutters and bought a few more photos.
Captain Henry was signing autographs
at the store, so we headed up and got our map signed.
We went back to the cabin and
ordered room service and watched "Runaway Jury." I got
a hamburger (yes, another hamburger) and Tammy ate a tuna sandwich
and tomato soup.
We then packed our luggage and
placed it outside the door for pickup. We got ready for bed and
watched "Two Weeks Notice" as we went to sleep.
It was a great day at Castaway
Cay. I don't think you could have a bad day there. And, unlike our
last trip, we didn't get sunburned :-) So we could enjoy the rest
of the day on the ship as well.
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