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CCC 2016 Day 13 – Virgin Gorda

by on Jan.18, 2017, under CCC 2016, General, Vacation

Today Pacific Princess arrived back in the Virgin Islands, one week after her first port of call, Cruz Bay. During the night she passed St. Christopher Island, where we called previously at Basseterre, as she sailed Northwest towards Virgin Gorda. 

Wow, this place is great. Heather and I woke up even before our alarm at around 5:45. Heather was up first and noticed that the sun was about to come up. We showered and headed up to the buffet, where Mom and Dad were already up there. I don’t know how they do it. I set up the video camera and captured the sun rising off the stern.

Our tour today consisted of a shuttle to the Baths, which are supposed to be a nice place to swim. They sure are! When we arrived, we were given the option to go down an easy way to the Baths, or a much more difficult way down to a place called Devil’s Bay. Mom and Dad headed to the Baths while Heather and I went to Devil’s Bay. This is now one of our favorite beaches ever. The sand was soft, and huge boulders created caves in the water where you can swim around. Heather scraped her leg and feet on some rocks, but she’s fine. Fish would just swim right up to you. I had the underwater camera, but have no idea (yet) what I got with it. It even started raining out, which was surreal.

After about an hour in Devil’s Bay, we had to hike through an intricate cave system to get over to the Baths. This reminded me of Assassin’s Creed. We had to go up and down rickety wooden steps, crawl through low caves, and use ropes to go up and down slippery rocks. The whole time, we were battling others who were going the opposite direction, as many areas were one-way only. When we emerged, I saw Mom on the beach, and Dad was sitting up at a table under a roof. We swam around there for about fifteen minutes, then helped Mom and Dad back up to the top, where we all started. We had some drinks at a restaurant, bought a piece of artwork, and headed back on our open-air shuttle.

After tendering back to the ship, we showered, doused Heather’s leg in Hydrogen Peroxide, and had lunch. I had some pizza and a burger. I’m now waiting in the theater to watch the movie The Secret Life of Pets, while Heather gets her nails and hair done. Tonight is both Formal night and New Year’s Eve, so it should be really fun!

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