Archive for March 13th, 2012

Grand Stirrup Cay

March 13th, 2012 4 comments

Having to admire the audacity of cruise lines – apparently NCL owns this small flat piece of real estate off the florida coast. I have no idea how they procured it or from whom (public auction? Surviving Drug Lord Widow? Hurricane sale?) but I understand why. A day at the beach with the location owned/controlled by the cruise line. No money possibly going outside any of their profit centers. Cruise card good for snorkeling, parasailing or jet skiing.

Anyway. Tenders in – flat bottomed two tier obviously homed on the Cay means that we were tossed about in an open boat rather than one of the lifeboats locked to the outside of the ship’s deck 7/8.

It provided a nice view of the sea, white sand, the ship and people having a great time doing beach stuff for hours except for the kids who seemed to make repeated runs down the water slide.

Personally, once I found that I couldn’t get to the hammock -it was time to head back to the ship. I may be the only person on board who will return without a sunburn.

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