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Published: October 6th 2018
As we hadn't booked a tour from the ship for Nomeau, we got up at a not so god awful time and leisurely ate breakfast before getting changed and taking the free bus into town.
Plenty of tours are on offer at half the price as the ones booked on the ship. We did book a hop on hop off bus and water taxi for $30 each. Our first stop was the morning markets and to be honest I would skip. There were more stalls at the visitor info center and that was the free bus ride. We did chat to a local who told us where the brewery was and that was something we wanted to do. It was our third stop (we skipped the second) and a short walk down Lemon Beach we grabbed a drink, the local beer called 'Number 1" at one of the bars at a lesser price (apparently). I got the Zest which was a bit like a Miller Chill and Kym a regular one, both were nice but not like the craft beers we are used to, but it's always good to try the local. The brewery was next door
and we were about to order two 2 paddles but saw the beer cocktail menu and decided we would share a paddle and get a beer cocktail each. I chose the Mojito beer cocktail and Kym the Buccaneer (of course!!). Suffice to say we will be making cocktails with beer this summer...
Taking a water taxi to Duck Island which took ten minutes we changed into our swimmers, (the toilet is a long drop with sawdust... the she wee would have been useful but I forgot to bring it), we asked where the best place was to snorkel and entering the water I transformed into a mermaid. The water was slightly cold but after a few minutes our bodies adjusted and we snorkeled for an hour or so. It wasn't the best snorkeling spot we have been to but for me, it was still nice to be mermaiding nevertheless, feeling the oceans waters swirl round me and forgetting life for a while.. that sounds stoic, or maybe it was a song or a line from a movie I heard once... anyway it was amazing and freeing.
Back on the beach and a couple of cocktails watching over turquoise
coloured water and it really felt like a tropical holiday.
Time was limited and begrudgingly we made our way back to the boat, cutting it fine, Röbey style.
A quick shower and change into 80's costumes and it was dinner time. When there was a themed night in the restaurant they had a 'show' which literally was 'a' song .. tonight's choice was YMCA... and I got up with the staff making the Y M C A moves... again.. you got to.. well I did anyways...
I was disappointed that the frogs legs were not available and went for ox tongue. It was okay, probably wouldn't order it off the cuff.. but it was okay...most nights the us a 'rare find' which is an entree of something a little different.
Attending the '80's show' we watched the entertainment that consisted the staff performing dance moves to a variety of 80's classics. We enjoyed it...
Karaoke was next on the agenda and Kym in his leopard print spandex tights and blonde wig got up and sung 'Summer of 69', a classic which he did easily well. Ordering a cocktail, as one does on a cruise, we
made faces of sucking on a lemon although this was because we were suffering instant diabetes from the sugary concoctions we both consumed.. and felt sick, taking nearly an hour to nurse the sickly sweet drinks and feeling sick enough to want to go to bed and miss the 80's party... no more sugar for us, that's for sure!!
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