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CCC 2016 Day 8 – Bequia

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

The small island of Bequia is the second tender port of the cruise of Pacific Princess. The small island is only 5 miles long and lies on the same stretch of islands as Basseterre, the Lesser Antilles.

This navigator really likes talking about Basseterre, but I digress. The Christmas show last night was spectacular, and Thien Fu even asked me to come up on stage and juggle with him. I did it perfectly too, somehow. The dancers put on a little show a la The Rockettes, and did it very well.

This morning, I woke up to a calm sea, as we approached Bequia (pronounced Beh-qway). I saw a few small islands that reminded me of Devil’s Island. There was a small shipwreck between a few of them. Heather and I met up with Mom and Dad out on the back deck and had some breakfast. All of a sudden, it started raining on me, so we inched our chairs in under the overhang. The rain lasted all of about 2 minutes, and then an amazing double rainbow developed. I ran back to the room to get my camera, and by the time I got back up, half of the rainbow was gone, but I still got a few good shots.

We boarded a tender and took a nice, calm ride into town. There’s not much here, and the streets have little sewers running alongside them, so if you’re not careful, you will fall about 1-2 feet down into them. Luckily, none of us fell in them.

Heather bought a small necklace charm, and we walked down to a small beach and I captured some video. The ship was anchored out a bit and kept moving back and forth on the anchor. It was fun to watch.

We eventually came back and I had some spaghetti and meatballs for lunch. Heather is now resting, and we are going to go see the movie Florence Foster Jenkins in about an hour.

The movie was pretty good. Simon Helberg was great in it. Once it was over, Heather and I went back to the room, where Heather fell asleep. I was about to head up to the top deck to record the departure when an incredibly strong rain storm flew in. It’s tough to describe, but the rain was making waves over the normal sea’s waves. It only lasted about 4 minutes, and then I went upstairs.

I set up the camera and spoke with a few of the crew who were up there taking photos. At one point, a gust of wind came in and blew the camera over. I’ll have to cut those few seconds out of it, and I hope it works.

For dinner, I had more spaghetti, but this time it was spaghetti carbonara. I also had the chicken meal that’s on the menu every night, as nothing really caught my eye.

We’re now waiting for a show by Bobby Brooks Wilson, who is Jackie Wilson’s son, and this show was nominated for 4 Grammy awards back in 2014. I’m still waiting to hear if I can record it, and if I can, the camera is here at my feet.

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