Drum roll…we got off the boat today!! No more recycled ship air and seizure-inducing colored carpet! Today we took a break from the weirdness of the week and joined the vacationers on Norwegian’s own private island, Great Stirrup Cay, in the Bahamas. Here is a shot of the boat from the island. As you can see, we weren’t that far away. The island itself is only about 2 miles wide, but it is filled with barbeques, steel drum music, volleyball, hammocks, and the occasional Pina Colada.
The highlight of the day was Jennine, Cody and I pilfering these huge rafts called Party Floats. Well, they weren’t so much pilfered as the guy who rented them “looked the other way.” The ocean by the cay is so clear and calm that we were all able to link up rafts and make one huge party float! And, our musical director, Dave Keaton, graciously played navigator and tugged us around the water. It was lazy and giggly and sunny and just what we needed. As we left the island (Cody looking very cool – what you can’t see is the souvenir margarita glass in his hand) we were all chatty and recharged. Sometimes playing around a beach like kids with your friends on huge rafts is exactly what you need.