Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Land Ho on Marina! St. John’s Antigua Six Days Later

We departed the Canary Islands Thursday, November 24 and this morning are docked at St. John’s Antigua Wednesday, November 30, one of our longest ever stints of continuous “sea days.”

Land Ho!

We also experienced our longest ever continuous period of rolling in heavy swells on a cruise, starting shortly after leaving the Canary Islands, and continuing all the way to Antigua.

We managed just fine, but were happy to have a good supply of Meclizine and decent balance. Still, a couple of times we thought we’d roll out of bed onto the floor.

One of our subscribers asked for more food pictures, believe it or not, so we’ll include a few. First, three other couples and we enjoyed dinner in the Grand Dining Room with Marck, the General Manager. He is a charming and interesting host, who took the time to write thank-you letters to his guests. Classy!

And now for some food photos…

Kathy’s favorite Cocoa Sorbet, made once a cruise…

An Asian sampler plate at lunch…

Sunset in Horizons Lounge…

Tempura in Red Ginger…

Our friends Bud and Jessie discover the Christmas decorations…

And a couple of mornings ago we spotted the best - maybe the only - rainbow we’ve seen at sea.

Auspicious? We hope so.

The dock area is full of tour hawkers, who generally take a polite and friendly “ No thanks” for an answer.

It holds little charm for us on this warm day, especially once we step outside the artificial little tourist street adjacent to the dock.

Soon we’re back aboard and looking forward to lunch.

And in early evening we sail away in the direction of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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