Euler Island, Bahamas
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
The Bahamian island of Eleuthera is 100 miles long and only 2 miles wide! It is kind of a long stick floating in the Atlantic. Princess Cay makes up 30 acres of the island. This area of the Bahamas is sub-tropical with about 340 days of sunshine a year. And this is one of those sun shiny days! We started our day with a workout – Jeff on the treadmill and weights while I did 3 miles around the deck. I would have done my usual 5 miles, but part of the Promenade was blocked off and it was crowded because of that. We had tried to sign up for two shore excursions; one on Grenada and one on Bonaire but they were both filled up. We are #1 on the wait list for one and #2 on the wait list for the other, so we go down to the excursion desk to choose other tours. It’s a bummer because the one we wanted on Grenada goes to a couple of places including a nutmeg processing operation. The tour that is our alternate choice doesn’t do that – it goes to a rum distillery instead. I really had my heart set on the spice thing. We took the tender to Princess Cay around 11. Snorkeled a bit – it was pretty good –
then lounged around in our “clamshell” which is kind of like a 3 sided conical tent – keeps the sun off and comes with 2 lounge chairs. Very relaxing. We wandered over to the grill for lunch – since this is a Princess beach all the food is free. We buy a bucket of beer and lounge around more – listening to Jimmy Buffet’s “Songs You Know by Heart.”
Did I tell you that we travel not only with a little portable safe, but also with a small Bluetooth speaker? All of our music is on Jeff’s iphone and with our little speaker we can easily entertain ourselves. We have a couple of beers, pack up the rest and head back to the boat around 2:30.
What a different experience from Princess Cay 2 days ago! After dinner we catch the ventriloquist act, Mark Merchant. He was really good and we hope to see him again. Best entertainment we’ve had this cruise!