Castaway Cay Day!!! Our 17th anniversary!!! So, back to the island! While CSP was out riding his bike I read my book out on the mini sofa. All around the cabanas are trees and lush vegetation. Birds were flying everywhere! In and out of the cabana. Hummingbirds and sweet little tiny colorful birds. They were sure not scared of us! I was drinking a Sprite and a wee bird came and perched right on my can and helped himself to a drink! He wasn’t even a foot away from me! Then he must have gone and told his friends because within a few minutes there were tons of birds hanging around, drinking CSP’s Coke, eating CSP’s chips (!!!) and dive bombing us!See the bird on the left side of picture? Contrasted against the towel.
CSP came back from biking and we took a couple of the low beach chairs down to sit in the water.
Our cabana is number 15, to the right of our yellow umbrella. To the left of the umbrella you can see the bin of floats & tubes.
The weather was AMAZING! 74* and a few tiny clouds in the sky. The water was pretty cool, but I like it cool. It wasn’t too cool for the cabana kids to be swimming and playing in it- they were having a great time! And the fish- lots of tiny fish swimming all around our feet and we even saw a huge white fish swim by.
Next thing we knew it was time for lunch. We walked down to Cookies Too BBQ and got a table. The tables are all under this big structure so you’re in the shade for lunch.
CSP went and got his food first. Kwan was there (our assistant server). She is SO sweet! She came right over to talk to me and kept asking could she go get my food. CSP came back and I went to the buffet to get my lunch. On the way back to the table 3, THREE different crew members asked to take my tray to the table! Finally a man just took it from me! I led him to our table and we had a nice lunch. They have all kinds of stuff for you to choose from. I had a spicy chicken sandwich, corn on the cob, and some potato salad. CSP had some mahi mahi and chicken and a bunch of other stuff I can’t quite remember. Kwan brought us some coconut and banana bread to try and it was lovely.
We walked back to the cabana
(coconuts in that tree!!!) after lunch and CSP had a wee nap. I chatted with our neighbors and read my book. We had another little wildlife visitor in the form of a curly tailed lizard. So cute! Before we knew it Glenn, the concierge guy, came by to tell us the island taxi would be by to pick us up at 3:30. The afternoon just FLEW by. I got my stuff together but CSP decided he would rather walk back to the ship on his own. He wanted to stop by the shops on the way to the ship. While I waited for the taxi I took a selfie and that’s when I realized I’d forgotten sunscreen on my face!!! Doh!
I looked like a tomato!!! Soon enough the golf cart came and I piled on with Laci & family. Here are some pictures CSP took on the way back to the ship.
I got back to our room at about 4. Soon after the phone rang. It was Guest Services looking for CSP! Is he there? No. When did you last see him? I left him in the cabana. What’s going on? Just have him call us ma’am.
OMG!!!! CSP is causing yet ANOTHER international incident! Click here to read about his first incident! A few moments later CSP walked through the door. I filled him in and called Guest Services. The lady who answered said “Oh yes, we’ve been looking for him. I’ll let the officer know.” WHAT?? Turns out that what happened was when I boarded the ship they logged in my Key To The World Card and I guess just assumed he was with me because they asked for just one KTTWC per stateroom. But then he didn’t tap his card in when going through security when I went through because he wasn’t with me. So I guess they thought I lost him somewhere between the security checkpoint and the ship!
All’s well that ends well! Next up: pool time, extreme winds, & Mardi Gras!!!
Stay tuned for Part 3!