Most people just walked around taking photos and looking, but Adam and I went straight for the punch to attract the butterflies to our fingers. When I was younger I remember my family all got glasses of plain punch, because we don't drink, and the butterflies didn't seem to love it as much as the rum punch everyone else had. So this time I decided to go straight for the rum punch. Not to drink, but to get those darn butterflies to pay me some attention. So we dipped our fingers in and headed back to the farm to pick up some butterflies.
That night was pretty relaxing. With our excursion being so early, we got back to the ship around 1 PM. So we went to the Wind Jammer for some food and then took a long nap. When we woke up we explored the ship some more and went swimming. Then back to our cabin to get ready for dinner. And after dinner a game show and a comedy show. I would say that was a successful first day on the ship. Then back to bed for a brand new day.
The next morning we got to sleep in a little since our excursion didn't start until the afternoon. Our new stop was St Kitts. The land of the monkeys. Seriously. Two steps off the ship and all these men with diapered monkeys are coming up to you so you can take a photo. For $5. Booo. We didn't want to pay so we tried to avoid all eye contact. After we spent some time walking around and exploring we head to meet with our group for our adventure.
The St Kitts adventure was snorkeling. Adam had been wanting to snorkel SO bad, so we signed up to go twice. For this trip, we were doing a catamaran snorkel adventure. It was so fun! The catamaran was super relaxing. You could lay out on the nets for our hour trip to our snorkel spot. Once we got there they anchored in and we got to dive in for some salt water exploring. We took an underwater camera - so once those photos are developed I will share them... because besides that the only photo we got was pre-snorkel.
There wasn't any coral reef where we swam but we got to see a lot of fun creatures. There were tons of those blue, white, and yellow fish right when we got in. And then as we swam around we found a sea turtle! Apparently she hangs out there a lot so the catamaran drivers had named her Lucy. And when we got really close up to shore we saw a tiny octopus! It was probably a little smaller than my head. I wanted to look at it longer but the current started pulling me towards the "dangerous yellow rock" so I freaked out. I am not awesome at snorkeling. I like to have control, but in the water I don't. I am getting better.. unless there is a current! Once our little adventure ended we took the catamaran back to shore. And then the rum punch started flowing. These islanders love their rum punch! And the cruisers drink it up like water. And then you have Adam and I... actually drinking water.
Our first two days on board made up for the first two days trying to get there. And it only got better! Tomorrow I will share the final two days of our Caribbean Adventure. Have you ever been on a cruise? What type of excursions do you like to do? If you could go on any one, where would you travel to?