I swear I’m almost done talking about the Bahamas. But I had so much fun! It’s hard not to tell you everything.
We woke up bright and early on Day 3 for our kayaking excursion on Coco Cay, Royal Caribbean’s private island. Coco Cay is a tendered island since the water is too shallow for the ship to dock there. So, we woke up extra early to catch the first tender.
It’s so surreal sitting on the tender when the ship is right next to you. Makes you realize how crazy big cruise ships are.
The first tender took off around 7:45 and our excursion started at 9:00.
When we booked the excursion on the ship the day before, the guy made sure to tell us to be on the first tender. The ride to the island is only 10 minutes or less, but if you want to make the most of your day, get on that first tender because the rest of them are uncomfortably packed with people.
When we got to the island, we met up with Sandy (it’s a MAN, man), our kayak guide, and followed him down to the kayaking area.
We filled out some paperwork that said we wouldn’t sue Royal Caribbean or anyone in the modern world if we died, and then had about a half hour to kill before our trip started.
K and I found some hammocks. Look! It’s my first time in a hammock.
This view and the cool breeze in the shade did not suck.
I’m going to have to make the executive decision that I really like hammocks. So does K.
After lounging around for awhile, we were ready to set sail. Or set kayak. Something like that.
Had I know how this picture was going to turn out, I would have done something illegal. No evidence! Or it’s proof I’m a demon.
The water had a pretty strong current so we really felt like we were getting an arm and ab workout. We would both row 8 times on one side to barely turn the kayak the other direction. It was frustrating!
We took a short break on another side of the island.
And by short, I mean I had time to take a few pictures, take my clothes off, and walk about 5 steps into the water. Then Sandy was already calling us to come back in. Lame, Sandy. Real lame.
This next picture is for Kate and Michelle. Michelle said if she could show her pregnant belly on her blog, I should post a bikini picture on mine.
This pose is going to SWEEP Victoria’s Secret catalogs across the nation.
Watch out, Giselle. I got the double guns pointing to the sky.
I had fun kayaking, but I must say it was much more fun on Castaway Cay (Disney’s private island) during our last Bahamas cruise. It wasn’t rushed and it was much more peaceful. Also, Coco Cay didn’t really have much to it which was disappointing. I mean, it was pretty but I felt like Castaway Cay had so much more.
After our excursion, we kayaked back to the starting point, dried off a bit, and hung out in the hammocks for a little while. We wanted to snorkel but left our snorkel gear on the ship so we didn’t have to lug it around. We decided to catch the tender back to the ship, eat some lunch, and come back to the island. That is, until we saw how packed the tenders were coming in. We were not in the mood for that. So, we did what any rational girl in that situation would do.
After lounging at the pool for an hour or two, we went back to our rooms to take a shower and get ready for our last dinner. *sniff, sniff*
Well, first there was more soft serve.
Then there was dinner.
When we woke up the next morning, we were back home in Florida.
For those of you who asked about my dress in the last post, I got that at Ross for $16.99. I can’t be paying out mad money for clothes when I have cruises to go on and alcohol to drink. Priorities, people. And to think I wasn’t even going to wear that dress until K made me. So, apparently I should listen to her more often.