Thursday, 11 January 2018

Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

We arrived at NCL’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay, in the Bahamas today. As we boarded our tender, we (all had second thoughts as rain barraged the tender which was rocking precariously) glanced nervously at the dark stormy clouds. We hung on to what our concierge informed us earlier, that rain was forecasted for the 1st hour but the skies will then clear. This was not easy when lightning flashed across the skies and the rain poured down. We strode ahead on arrival and headed towards the beach. After about 10 minutes in the water, lo and hold, the winds blew the rain clouds away and the sun peeped out (receiving a cheer from all those who had decided to stay)! We had our fill of swimming, snorkelling, and playing in the sand as well as hot dogs and the requisite cocktail. By the time we had our fill and returned to the ship, others were only getting off the ship and arriving on the island!

A gloomy and wet start

Playing through the bad weather

Sun is out! Time for mocktails on the beack

Even though sun was shining on the island, there were still storm clouds visible in the distance

Time to head back to the ship!

This meant low crowds around the water slides. We returned to the Haven for some quiet hot tub time away from the crowds. Lunch by the pool side followed by some reading was most relaxing! By the time we had dinner, the end of cruise blues were starting to creep in, realising that there were only so many days before our plane would leave for Sydney. The day finished with an intense game of Mechs vs Minions.

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