Ramblers Walking Holidays

Caribbean Contrasts - Prudence Ramsden: Part 7

Blog post   •   Jul 17, 2012 12:02 BST

Caribbean Contrasts – 24th November 2011 – 9th December 2011

Friday 2nd December

Full day at sea

Had a lie-in and relaxed by reading and writing this blog, sat at the tables at the stern of the ship.

Lunch was a small affair after the rather large breakfast and the fact that we didn’t want to do a rock n’ roll dance lesson with a stomach full of food. Yes, that’s what we did early afternoon, a rock n’ roll dance lesson. It was good fun – all we need now is a chance to practise it.

3.30pm and we, the Ramblers Worldwide Holidays’ group, were invited to the Observatory Lounge to be served afternoon tea. We were all dressed up for the occasion and it was a very civilised, elegant affair, small dainty sandwiches, little cakes and warm scones with jam and cream. Delicious.

Formal evening tonight so another excuse for dressing up. Whilst dressing we had the sparkling wine which was waiting for us in our cabin when we first arrived on board ship. It was very fizzy and quite dry, made drier perhaps by the fact that the glasses that had been sitting on our sideboard all week and were very dusty, were the glasses Stewart poured the wine into without washing them first. Oh well!

Also, whilst this was going on we had an announcement by the Captain that the ship has stopped to allow an emergency medical evacuation to proceed. This was apparently successful although we heard nothing more about it.

We had dinner, we danced, we chatted, we had a cocktail and we headed back to our cabin.


Saturday 3rd December.

Full day at sea

We have plans; we are going to learn line dancing at 10.00am, then we are going to an afternoon tea dance at 3.30pm. Dress tonight is smart casual, I will think about that later.