Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"port manning"

i have port manning this week.... meaning i cant leave the ship on the port days. on this 7 day cruise that i am repeating 13 times in 3 months, we stop at 4 ports:

Grand Cayman
Roatan Island off of Honduras
Cozemel, and
Belize

i am glad that i checked out each one the first week, because of being stuck this week... for instance, i went against the advice of Carnival and rented a scooter in Cozemel and rode around the coast of the island. That was fun, except the first scooter i had broke down about 20 minutes out of town. Luckily a police type truck pulled right over and gave my scooter and i a ride back to the place i got it. i wasnt going to rent one but after walking a ways where you first get off the ship, after about a thousand people asked me if i wanted to rent one, i just said fine, if you do it for 15 bucks, which i heard a girl say she rented one for... The second scooter worked fine and it was fun.. i finally made it to "playa bonita" which the scooter guy said was cool....

i have been averaging about 3-5 dinners per night, and have most likely gained back the weight i lost in the last few months trying to get ready for "the beaches".. The white sanded 7 mile beach in grand cayman really was cool...

i hope to upload pictures soon somehow, but it may mean buying a laptop and having it shipped first....

2 comments:

Fred said...

So, we'll assume that next week you won't have port manning? Any special duties that come with the port manning other than staying onboard?

James said...

I heard port manning is very beautiful. how is the food there?