Thursday, August 4, 2016

Coco Cay, Bahamas

Our final port on this vacation was Coco Cay, Bahamas. The skies were a bit overcast when we got there and pretty much as soon as we stepped off the ship, it started to rain. We hid under a pavilion for a little bit and when it let up we found some chairs to call home for the day. We were only just getting into the water when it started to rain again and while we weren't worried about getting wet, I did have to worry about our towels and camera's getting wet...so, off we ran to the pavilion again.

Again, the rain was short lived but for the next hour or so it rained off and on. After the second time we just gave up and hoped everything would be OK. :)



Since it was overcast and it'd just rained the water felt pretty cool when we got in. Not cold, but cool enough that it took a second to adjust. In the top most photo you can see there is a large group of people on the right. Someone had brought food of some sort and was feeding the fish. The fish were jumping out of the water to get to the food and one little boys finger was bitten and bleeding. The ones feeding the fish, of course, were adults who should have known better...

Tony and Landon did a lot of snorkeling that day while we relaxed on the beach mats and played in the sand.








As you can see the weather did clear up and we had gorgeous sunny skies for the rest of the day. I don't think Coco Cay is quite as nice as Labadee (Royal Caribbean's other island) but we didn't really go and explore it much either. We were pretty content in the spot we found and we knew that the water park would be pricey so we just stuck to snorkeling and floating for the day. 

We did have one scare though when Zoe took her ring off to put on sunblock. She took her hat off and put the ring on the brim so that she could rub sunblock on herself and Harper. When she'd finished, she'd forgotten that she'd put the ring on the hat and grabbed the hat sending the ring into the sand. It was a minute or two later that she realized what she'd done and it was an all out search and rescue for her, myself and Mema. We looked high and low. Under the chairs, in between each fold of towel and clothing, sifted through sand and overturned everything in close proximity. We were losing hope and Zoe was quite upset (this is a special ring Brandon gave her and has a lot of sentimental value) and by some miracle, I looked down by her foot and there it was. Thank goodness. 

It was a nice relaxing way to spend our last day of vacation and for the next couple days we'd be on the ship heading towards home.  


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