Maggie, Lars, Terry and I embarked on another ocean voyage on November 11, 2014. We cruised through the eastern Caribbean for ten days stopping at Labadee in Haiti, Puerto Rico's San Juan, then on to Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas and ending in Philipsburg, St. Maarten.

Labadee is owned by Royal Caribbean for the use of it's passengers on adventures such as jet skiing, nature trails, beaches, zip lines, and our choice, snorkeling. Maggie and I have been doing it for a while, but for Lars and Terry it was their first time.

We were picked up at the dock by a power boat with a few other passengers. They dropped anchor about a mile out from the shore and showed everyone how to put on the mask, fins, snorkel and life vest. Flotation noodles were available if you needed a little help with buoyancy. The boat was actually on a reef that wasn't much deeper then five feet, and they had crew members in kayaks to help in the water.

Terry & Lars

Terry, Lars and Maggie spent about a half hour swimming near the boat. With my camera in hand I swam farther out for about an hour diving under to photograph the plants and animals in the warm ocean waters. There weren't a lot of fish in the area, but the coral and plant life was fascinating!

Returning to the dock we found where the ship had prepared our lunch meal on the beach. Consuming massive quantities of food and drink we returned to the ship exhausted.

After our dinner in the Great Gatsby Dining room we drifted to the Palladium theatre on board to see the evening show by a Motown group, Spectrum. They actually performed a wide selection of songs and were very enjoyable. We returned to our rooms to prepare for San Juan in the morning.

Eastern Caribbean

Cruise 2014

Labadee, Haiti

Marvelous Ace

snorlle boat

Lars, Terry and Maggie

Terry

Searching for Lloyd Bridges

sea life

anemone

sea floor

Spectrum group

Spectrum