This is what we did a lot of on the ship,the 1st day was a bit chilly
These are some of the "kritters" on our bed every night.
We finally got warmer weather,arriving at Cayman Island
some sight seeing, here is a beautiful little church,
and offcourse we went to
Hell also, you can actually get your passport stamped here too.
There were some interesting coral formations behind the house,not black coral it is actually fungi growing on the coral.How the coral ended up here? there must at some point have been a part of the ocean here that receded over time.This here,is a photo of what it could have looked like.
Off to the turtle farm
Turtles was not the only animal here, lots of iguanas too
and pretty flowers.
And now, we go down under water in a 1/2 submarine
we will see ship wrecks and lots of fish
Back to the ship and..... aaarrrrrggggg there are pirates here.
Safe,,, back on board. we go now to Cozumel .
And some Mayan ruins
These ruins are really RUINS ,The Spanish came , looking for gold and blew most of the buildings apart,now some of the buildings have straw roofs for protection from the elements.
The Mayans also had escape routes underground,just for the purpose of invasions.Here is one entrance, and under ground it tunnels in several directions.
On the way back from the ruins we went to the seashore.
Where there was a monument raised on 12/31/12 copied from Mayan writings , it tells about a robed/regaled visitor to come. The Mayans did not finish the tale of this visitor so we do not know who or when ,the last panels are blank.
And that was the cruise this year,we had a good time, and good food.
the only drawback was that we travelled during Spring-break,
lots of young adults(kids) and they were noisy at night,I need my beauty sleep.
A footnote ,
just as i thought , the mayan calendar ended not because the earth was going to end, but because there was no mayans left to write the continuation.Their life and calendar is based on circles, 7 days ,28 day per month
= 364 days so there is All saints day which they had as the added day,
also 52 year cycle which was repeated over and over until 5200 some years