Published: September 14th 2011August 25th 2011 Warning: non-parents should avoid reading the first paragraph as it contains very graphic descriptions that might discourage them from reproducing.
Marigot Bay, St Lucia
Where Dr Doolittle was shoot
At first we did not enjoy the cruise. The first 2 days were at sea without arriving anyplace or seeing anything. We found nothing to do on ship. One might suggest resting pool-side or enjoying one if the well done meals in the restaurants. Or laying around the cabin and resting. Even a casino might pass the time. NONE are possible with a one year-old that has hit his “terrible twos” too early and a 4 year-old, still not over that stage. Consider eating: every table is nicely set except for yours which has all its plates and utensils at one remote corner in a pile. On the exact opposite side is Ariel throwing rice at innocent by-standers (his parent) while Liya is eating ice-cream with one hand and pouring juice on herself with the other followed by a demanding to take off her clothes. When our food arrives you can imagine how fun it is to eat a stake with one hand while trying to stop Ariel from opening all the sugar packs with the other and
helping Liya fall asleep in the booth sofa with the 3rd hand.
Our conclusion is that next time we will invite the grandparents to join us.
But honestly, the description above is also like a regular day at home. At least on the ship you have everything you need taken care for you, lots of attractions to distract you and generally a bad day of vacation is better than a good day in the office no?
Lying on the deck with some beer just as the sunset is very very relaxing….
”Liya! don’t go down the stairs and bring your brother with you!”
oh brother :)
After a couple of days at sea we arrived Barbados and the following day to St Lucia. WE utterly enjoyed ourselves . Think of a Caribbean island and Barbados and St Lucia will be is just as you imagine. We rented a car and drove all around the island. The drive was nice with driving on the left side for the first time an added adventure. Nice white sand beaches. Colonial houses. Tropical wildlife. Relaxed atmosphere. Little seaside villages. A reminiscing heritage of colonial life. A maritime legacy
connected to a bygone era when everything was slow and life was simple.
Simple that is, unless you were a slave in one of the plantations. But that is a different story.
Happiness is …
Happiness is sliding down the water slide as if you were 10 years old.
Happiness is getting lost with the car and arriving at a deserted beach.
Happiness is putting on a ridicules color of nail polish that you would not dare to go to work with.
Happiness is having a tan-line on your feet from the sandals.
There are more photos below