Tuesday February 8, 2011
Today we put down anchor off the Dominican Republic (Samana). It was called a “Tender Port” meaning the boat doesn’t actually have a pier to dock from but instead transports passengers desiring to go ashore by loading them in small boats (emphasis on small) and ferries them to land.
The excursions in Samana didn’t overly excite us after reading the description “Samana is like the Caribbean of forty years ago” and “horseback riding” in the same sentence.
We decided on the Summer Palace for breakfast since Eggs Benedict sounded like such a delicious treat. It did require again a collared shirt and combed hair.
After breakfast, Tim opted to swim in the pool, read, check out the observation deck, and thoroughly relax the morning away while I made an appointment at the 12th deck spa for a somewhat overpriced yet heavenly relaxing two hour pampering session.
While everyone else was eco-hiking and horseback riding old Samana, we took advantage of a leisurely stroll top deck and ocean breeze afternoon nap.
Challenging me to a late afternoon shuffleboard game seemed like a good idea at the time . . .
and Tim looked legit playing it
Unfortunately he got his butt whooped by a girl.
Think he asked for a rematch like twenty times??
Why yes he did!
Think I might just get another cruise just to get his rematch??
Why yes I just might.
Tonight's shipboard entertainment was a completely crazy hour with a juggling act called “Sharkbait”
As the sun set over the ocean we went back top deck to figure out the camera’s manual settings and catch some non flash photos.