Yes, we planned it that way. I thought if our anniversary was one day before his birthday we’d never forget it. Port, a nice collection of local shops and wares.
It was already hot, I managed to use the selfie-stick, still it took 4 tries.
We grabbed a taxi and asked for Tabyana beach, but it seems that Tabyana means beach, so we ended up at West bay again, but this time we had a very nice restaurant, chairs, umbrellas, gift shop, swings, bathrooms and pier at our part of the beach. You could walk down to any other part of the beach, but we stuck by our end.
You could walk over to the platform and climb up to jump off but it was so nice just swimming around no one tried it. Bethany found $5 and a pair of nice goggles in the water, usually we lose goggles on every trip, so it was nice to find a pair.
We rode back to the port (our taxi driver, like the one in Jamaica, stayed at the beach while we were there) and the girls shopped for a bit before heading back to their room. James and I sat at a bar right next to the ship and had a drink, we still had 30 minutes before all aboard.
When we got back to our room – surprise! (That was totally our steward Bobb that did that.)
Hannah was begging to go to the ropes course (it had been closed so far for high wind.) So, we went. We weren’t up there for 10 minutes when they closed it and made everyone come down. It was really windy and I don’t like to rely on my harness, so I was trying to walk the course by grabbing the overhead ropes. Hannah was sad that she never made it to the platform to take her picture, but I was glad to come down.
The girls decided to play putt-putt again, in the wind and tossing ship.
James and I left them after the game and went to the Spice deck to sit for a bit.
Dinner was at Cagney’s, Hannah took our picture, repeatedly.
We went back to the room for cake. The girls split off to go do stuff and James and I went to the humidor to smoke a cigar. Yes, I smoked a cigar with him to celebrate 50. I made a few smoke rings too, not sure how I did that as I kept trying after that and didn’t manage it again. James asked how I was so good at smoking a cigar (since I have never smoked anything, except an unlit cigarette in 6th grade.) ‘I’ve seen movies’ was my reply. It actually wasn’t bad, I like the smell of cigar smoke and there were only a few other people in the room (so not much smoke.) But, we reeked of cigar when we left the room. I can’t believe I didn’t take a picture of me with a cigar in my mouth, or trying to make smoke rings. I think that this was a fabulous day to turn 50.