The Sea Witch Stole My Voice! Our Two Week Land and Sea Adventure! COMPLETE 4/12

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  1. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Glad you liked the pics. :goodvibes
     
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  3. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Thanks Rosie!
     
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    One thing to see fish at an aquarium, another to see them in the wild. so cool
     
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    Yep, definitely true. The fish weren't even bothered by the few of us who were in the water, they could have cared less that we were there.

    I just wish that I had invested in a waterproof digital camera, I could have gotten so many awesome pictures of the sea life.
     
  6. jordanyosh

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    Trust me good enough!!!!:thumbsup2
     
  7. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Thanks! I was really pleased that they turned out so well just from taking a picture sitting on the boulder.
     
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    Wow I can't believe how clear that water is!! It's beautiful!! I have never seen tropical fish in the wild!! It looks awesome. The water was clear enough that you still got GREAT pics without the special water camera!!

    Can't wait for Devil's Bay!
     
  9. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Yep, I was pretty lucky with the fish pictures here. The waterproof camera would have been really helpful on our next two port days though. I will definitely be buying one before my next cruise. It would be a good investment anyways seeing as how it always seems to rain when we go on vacation. If we had a waterproof camera we could take pictures in the rain all we wanted without worrying about the camera getting ruined. :rotfl:
     
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    It looks like a lot of fun!
     
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    I don't know if you get the TLC channel in Canada, but the Roloff's from Little People Big World were in the British Isle. The show was on last Monday. I was watching it, and I said, "hey, Lisa was there in May!" My dh looked at me and said, "who is Lisa?":rotfl:
     
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    Those boulders are huge and look so fun to explore Lessa, I think your fish photos were great too :thumbsup2 I keep wondering whether to buy David an underwater digital camera but not sure if they're any good yet?
     
  13. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    It was!


    Yep we get TLC up here. I don't watch that show but sometimes Mom does.



    The underwater cameras are great, one of our tablemates had one and people on the cruise boards have posted pictures from them, very nice quality.
     
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    Gotta BumpLessa Up!!!
     
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    Oooops! I missed this update somehow! How awesome was that that you were able to get so up close and personal with the fish??!!
     
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    It was really cool getting to see the beautiful and colourful tropical fish up close and in their natural habitat.
     
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    Hi again Lessa !!!
     
  18. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    After our long trek through the caves we finally arrived at Devil's Bay!

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    Well after all the activity of climbing and crawling through the caves I thought it was about time that I took my first dip into the waters of the Caribbean.

    I can now say that I have swam in the Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean and Caribbean. :thumbsup2

    The water was just a little cool but not uncomfortable, it would have felt fantastic on a hot sunny day.

    Mom for whatever reason decided not to join me in the water even though she had worn her bathing suit. It is a shame, the water was really nice.

    She did take some pictures of me though.

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    Remember the chickens that were wandering all over town? Well they were down on the beach as well. :laughing:

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    I didn't get to spend as much time as I would have liked at Devil's Bay as we were on a schedule. We had two options for getting back up to the top where lunch was being served. We could take a trail that leads up from Devil's Bay but we were not sure where it would drop us off and it was also rumoured to be a harder climb than the first trail. The second option was of course to go back through the caves and up the trail we had come down on. Mom was not comfortable with going up the trail at Devil's Bay since we didn't know where it would lead so that left us with option number two. Since we were going back through the caves we had to leave Devil's Bay a bit earlier than I would have liked.

    As we were leaving the beach I stubbed my toe on a boulder that was covered in sand. Ouch! That sucker was painful! That was one drawback of this area, you had to be careful where you stepped as there were boulders buried in the sand that you could stub your toes on or trip over.

    So back through the caves we went. We made our way through much faster this second time around as we were not stopping to take pictures and explore. I think we made our way through in 15 minutes, originally it had taken us about an hour or so to make it through.

    Back at The Baths beach I stopped to put my shoes on and dry off while Mom started up the trail ahead of me.

    I ventured into the bathroom but it was nasty so I opted to hold it in. Yuck! Jordan would probably rate this bathroom at least a four flush.

    Back up the trail I went, nobody else was on it and I quickly caught back up with Mom.

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    Mom and I made our way over to the restaurant where our tour guide had reserved tables and they had a buffet set-up. They cut off our wristbands as we collected our food to show that we had redeemed our lunch. Let me tell you the lunch was nothing to write home about. I wish we had skipped lunch and just stayed down at the beach for that extra time. Oh well.

    My opinion on the lunch offerings may be skewed though as right about this time I started to feel really awful. Remember how my throat had been hurting the night before and that morning? Well it was now back worse than ever. I also had a headache, chills and my arms and legs were aching and my neck was really sore and stiff. I felt horrible! It was really warm out and I was sitting there wrapped in towels shivering away.

    The restaurant had all outdoor seating, a pool that you can swim around in and a few gift shops attached. I can't vouch for the quality of the restaurant food as the food we were eating was prepared by the company in charge of our excursion and they were just paying to use the space.

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    After lunch we had about thirty minutes to kill until the shuttle buses arrived to take us back to the ferry so Mom and I wandered the gift shops. I was feeling so horrible though that I did not even want to think about shopping so I went over and sat in the covered seating area to wallow in my misery.

    It was so strange as the whole time we were down at the beach and in the caves I felt fine but pretty much as soon as I got to the restaurant I felt like death. It was a miserable thirty minutes waiting for the shuttles to come get us. I just sat there shivering and aching wrapped in our dry towels.

    Next Time: Will I continue to get worse or will the tide turn?

    A bonus! I thought you all might like to see what The Baths look like on a sunny day. The water is such a different colour when the sun is shining! Pictures borrowed from photobucket.

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    The Baths look cool. I'm not a beach girl though. So I dunno if I'd enjoy it as much as you.
     
  21. Lifelong_Dreamer

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    Ah, I am a total beach bum. I love swimming in the ocean and exploring the caves was so much fun!
     

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