Beautiful Beaches, Part 1

After looking at some amazing articles on beautiful beaches,(Like these from Thrillist) I decided to post some of my own photos from where I’ve been recently.  Just to remember the warm 85 degree temps, and how tan I was!  Raised in a beach town, I still consider myself more of a pool and resort kinda gal, but after cruising for 5 months, I think I’m even more of a beach snob.  Uh oh! Oh, and this post is kind of long, so I’ll have to post a part 2!

 

Freeport, Bahamas

Pretty hotel on the beach, warm temps, warm water, but we got caught in rainstorms a couple times.  Meh.

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Cococay, Royal Caribbean’s Private Island

‘Nuff said there.  Private island?  Sign me up!  The water is SO warm because it’s only a few feet deep!  Clear water, white sand, and barely anyone there!  Yes.

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Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

The weather was not so much oven hot, but more summer breezy.  At the end of our S.N.U.B.A.ing at 5pm we were a bit chilly!  I prefer my beaches to be HOT, HOT, HOT! Next.

 

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Black Rock Beach, Maui, Hawaii

This place was Le Gorg!  Those clouds made for an amazing sunset and the big rocks made for good snorkeling!  At sunset a Hawaiian warrior runs onto Ka’anapali Beach and lights the torches along the black rock.  He offers high lei to the ancient Hawaiian gods, and takes a head first leap off the cliff into the water.  SO cool!

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St. Croix

My FAVORITE beach we went to! We got food and drinks from the beach hut pictured below, and then laid on the beach for hours!  I brought my inner tube and floated around and snorkeled!  A surprising amount of ocean flora and fauna here!

 

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St Maarten

We didn’t get to go to the famous Airport Beach, but that just means I’ll have to go back!  It’s just beautiful!

 

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Ensenada, Mexico

Ensenada was the final port in our first Pacific Coast cruise. I love being in port everyday with no sea days, but the tendering process for crew has been terrible. We sometimes have to wait at least 4 hours to get off the ship. Hardly seems worth it to be on land for maybe 1 hour. I hope next week goes better. Next week we have another overnight in San Francisco and I’m hoping to do a nighttime tour of Alcatraz. How creepy would that be?!

Today Jairus and I went into Ensenada and had some carnitas tacos and cokes from a little shack on the corner of a busy street. I thought it was going to be the most amazing tacos ever because the best authentic food comes from places like these. They chopped up every part of the pig, I mean EVERY part. After we got our 3 taco combo with a Mexican coke for $4.50, a couple of ladies carried out a big iron bucket in front of us as a refill full of pig slop. There we’re slabs of fat, intestines, tongues, snouts, everything. The locals love it, but halfway through my first taco, I couldn’t do it! The salsa was so hot, the hottest I’ve ever tasted. I admit defeat! I need my Americanized Mexican food. Please and thank you! No matter how worldly I think I am, there are some things I can’t get used to! Pig intestine is one of them.

We wandered about a bit and got Nutella crepes and Starbucks frappacinos to wash down the pig.

So that’s Mexico. 🙂

Our Final Days on the Century

Some random snaps from our last few days on board. Jairus showing off his civil war/Mexican leather hat and lion mask. Me and Lenaya dreading separation. Emily sitting next to buckets catching leaking water from deck 8…? On disembarkation day. And the last cast photo on the Century after our final Dance Around The World.

I met a lot of interesting characters this contract, mostly the SEXY6: Borman: my roomie in Vegas and on the ship. The darnedest, cutest peli rosa from Indiana I ever did see! Please go be the riddle mermaid. Prease. (That’s my Asian accent). Bretty: it’s haaaard being the bees knees 24/7, but you’re nailin it! You are so wonderful and I can’t wait to see you become a star at the Moulin Rouge!!!! Lenage: how many times did you leave me in stitches laughing at your Hongcouver accent? The answer is a bajillion times. I’m going to miss you most of all!!! Jai ho: thanks for being my sarcastic, pessimistic, non-leader needs improvement partner in crime. You certainly left me happy and satisfied after you amazing cross dressing rehearsal performances. Ems: does boobs doe. You are quite a gal. Have fun in that sheepy farm in Israel! I loved shitting it up with you!!! Thanks for a fab contract guys!!!! Xoxo gossip girl

#gi #glamorousindulgence

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Biking the Golden Gate Bridge!!!

We biked 10 miles today from the wharf across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito!!!! We had such a great day! The weather was amazing 75 degrees and sunny!! After walking around Sausalito we took the ferry back to the wharf and got some fish and chips. Finally ending the day on board the Century in the Persian Gardens Spa tonight was pure “Modern Luxuryyyyyyyy!”

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