Caribbean Cruise, Part One: Camera Pictures - November 2018
went on a cruise to Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, and Cozumel via Royal
Caribbean...our first with the kid. We weren't sure it was going
to work, but it
turned out great. If you have a kid over
three and they're potty trained, I highly recommend that line - Lola
wanted to stay in the kid's club all the time, and
Chelsea and I found ourselves lost and bewildered with how much kid-free time fell in our laps.
ship - Adventure of the Seas. Not even close to the biggest boat
out there, but definitely the biggest we've ever been on.
one: at sea. It looked like this. You could see Cuba from
one side for a little while. We sat by the pool a lot.
two: Grand Cayman. View from the top of the ship before the sun
had even risen, as we were up way too damn early for our only scheduled
of the cruise.
Vacation with a toddler means you get asked "what's that" about 50,000 times a day.
Holy shit look at that goddamn water, part one.
Holy shit look at that goddamn water, part two (this was probably 4-5 feet deep if not more, you could see forever).
Despite appearances, she was greatly enjoying herself - she just gets difficult in front of the camera quite often.
destination of our excursion - stingray city, a sandbar a few miles at
sea off the shore of Grand Cayman. You'll be shocked to learn it
was full of stingrays!
There were a lot of them, and they were completely non-plussed about our presence.
Girls just wanna have fun.
some time at the beach before getting back on the boat...if people ever
catch on to how amazing the water is here this place is liable to
become a vaca-
Day three: Costa Maya, Mexico. The coast of the Yucatan peninsula en route to the dock.
an outpost to set off on jungle adventures Costa Maya probably isn't a
bad stop, but the port itself is basically just one big open air gift
there was a rad rooftop aviary that was totally worth getting off the
boat for. Each roof was connected by a swinging bridge, and each
had a different
habitat full of tropical birds.
Unfortunately, I didn't get the names of most of them - we'll just call this one fancy chicken.
These can be called log-hider finches.
actually know the name on this one - a flaming conure aka yellow-headed
parakeet. I always thought parakeets were song-bird sized, but
these kids were
nearly parrot sized.
Shit, maybe this is the flaming conure...they look a lot alike.
The one on the left is a lorikeet of some sort I think; on the right, let's go with algae chomper.
Sun parakeets! A couple of them landed on my hand and that was kinda awesome. Scratchy ass claws though.
Everybody knows the macaw. Incredibly handsome birds. Big fans of the sunflower seed.
this I kinda stopped taking photos with the camera...day four was in
Cozumel but we just lounged on the beach; day five as another sea day
as we sailed
back to Fort Lauderdale. Finally on day six, it was off the boat and on the plane back home.