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Published: February 18th 2018
We say farewell to St.Lucia with a beautiful sunset.
Saturday 17th February - No alarm call this morning as we had nothing special planned in St.Georges Grenada. Having visited before we had seen most of the interesting sights of the island.We pulled back the curtains to see what looked like a block of flats alongside us! It was the huge vessel that we had seen in St.Lucia, let's hope we're not being stalked by this giant. The sun was shining but then a quick shower meant everything on the balcony and decks were wet so we enjoyed watching the world from the observatory. There were lots of people making for the duty free shopping mall - not my idea of a relaxing way to spend the day! We didn't recognise the area where our ship was berthed. Times move on for these islands I guess, & whereas before we had pulled up alongside a pretty harbour we were now further around the bay at the new cruise terminal. The islands depend so much on tourism and the arrival of thousands of cruise passengers all adds to their economy. Having skipped breakfast we enjoyed a light lunch , the morning showers
soon disappeared so I decided to go ashore just to stretch my legs. I didn't walk too far as the afternoon sun (27 degrees) was beating down. The area was busy mostly with locals. The tourists were further afield sightseeing, in the shops, or back on board enjoying the sunshine.As I walked back along the jetty to the ship the difference in size of the two vessels was apparent. Our little ship was like a baby against its giant of a mother! The rest of the day was spent just chillin'. Sunday 18th FebruaryA day at sea en route to Aruba. Plenty going on for those who want to take part including an Interdenominational church service, Salsa dancing, Lectures , Deck games, Quizzes, Fruit carving and a Craft Class. Decided to join the craft class - a nice tutor & friendly group. Today's task was to make yo yo fabric trims to decorate a hessian bag. Sewing is not my forte but it was a pleasant 90 minutes in the cool air conditioning, today's temperature is 28 degrees and with very little breeze. I think there will be a few lobsters at dinner this evening and I don't mean the
St. Georges Grenada
Views from 8th Deck.
ones served in the restaurant. Spent the afternoon relaxing on our balcony watching the frigate birds and gulls flying across the bow of the ship then to just below our balcony where they dived for fish, fascinating to watch and so fast! So no photo just my word for it. We know several of the crew from past cruises but on this voyage there are many new faces. It seems that crew members are relocated around the other 3 ships of the Fred Olsen's fleet, but this is such a friendly ship & even after a couple of days the staff remember you & greet you personally with a smile. This evening is the first of 3 formal nights, so it will be nice to see everyone in their finery.
Looking forward to revisiting the Dutch Antilles island of Aruba tomorrow.
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