Thursday, September 29, 2011

At sea to Isla Roatan


One of the Honduras Bay Islands. Very picturesque. Our next stop from Belize. Sherry is looking for our pictures. There are between 15-20 of these boards full of pictures. Photographers are at dinner. Stopping folks on the way to dinner, at the Gang ways and even some places ashore shooting pictures. Then they are printed professionally and posted. If you do not want to buy you pictures you throw them in the discard box.  We did buy three shots because it was our 55th anniversary. Of course they have some fancy ships frames to sell also, those we skipped.

CRUISE FOR 7 days 229

cruise1cruise2 - Copy

And this going ashore at Mahogany Bay, Roatan

cruise3 - Copy

At sea towards Roatan we walked and climbed stairs. To try to burn some of the calories we were taking in. This picture is looking down 10 decks to the lobby of the Colossus. That fan design is tile in the deck.

CRUISE FOR 7 days 236

This picture is at the top of the Colossus. I am thinking that this depicts Paul’s journey to Rome when the storm hit the Mediterranean Sea. But I didn’t know he had nekkid girls on the voyage, the artist evidently did.

CRUISE FOR 7 days 237

Entering Mahogany bay you are struck with it’s beauty and the rusting hull of a once gallant ship.

CRUISE FOR 7 days 233CRUISE FOR 7 days 234

This is a deep bay and we the ship was able to tie up at a pier. We gave our tour tickets away (The tour did not materialize here either). We didn’t feel much like a tour, so we went ashore and took a chairlift ride over to the beach.

The sand is blindingly white.

CRUISE FOR 7 days 240

Now where this says ‘Bad Tipper’, the other side says, ‘Good Pirate’, so you can take the picture either way.  Now Sherry's was true.

CRUISE FOR 7 days 241

‘Bad Girl’ is not true but the truth is on the other side, on the reverse side of this says “Nice A$$”

(But of course being a party pooper would not let me use that side!)

CRUISE FOR 7 days 242

This shot of the ship shows how close in it is.

CRUISE FOR 7 days 244

I saw this swing this morning from our balcony. I hoped we would get a chance to sit and swing, and we did.

CRUISE FOR 7 days 246

Our Balcony is here and just across from that swing.

CRUISE FOR 7 days 247

This shot taken from the chair lift.

CRUISE FOR 7 days 252

This view down at the entrance to the Beach if we were walking.

CRUISE FOR 7 days 253

CRUISE FOR 7 days 256

Of course I liked this Parrot Pirate.

CRUISE FOR 7 days 257

Back on the ship Sherry loved her daily Bible reading on the Balcony.

CRUISE FOR 7 days 262

I wanted to show you the view of that relaxing swing, this is what I saw from the ship, except someone was sitting in it.

CRUISE FOR 7 days 263

CRUISE FOR 7 days 279

Dropping our umbilical cords and lines we again headed out to sea and Mahogany Bay was becoming a nice memory. (Nothing like this sea, huh?)

CRUISE FOR 7 days 280

Thanks for coming along with us.

This was the most beautiful place visited. But to be honest people were also the least friendly, I was very surprised, for a place that thrives on tourists. Maybe it was just a bad day. All we did was walk around a little and come back to the ship.

Nite Shipslog


Did I read this sign right?

Spotted in a safari park:


Sheila Y said...

Those pictures are wonderful, the water is beautiful and the two people I know aren't too shabby either...I want to see the car the elephants are driving... Love from the carolinas, Sheila


That painting looking 10 decks to the lobby of the Colossus was stunning. The Honduras Bay Island, Roatan looked spectacular. The rusting ship as you entered the Mahogany Bay was interesting. Loved the Parrot Pirate too. The two of you looked like you were having a boat load of fun. How sad the people there were less friendly. Your photos are terrific as usual. Thanks for the continuing tour.

betty said...

LOL with the elephants staying in their car; got to be one heck of a big car!! (I'm sure there should have been a period between the word elephants and stay in your car!)

Mahogany Bay looked gorgeous! I'm sure the chairlift ride was cool but I would have needed seat belts on it to feel secure in there, but I bet the view was great!

Fantastic pictures of you and Sherry, Jack! I think I would have splurged and bought a few of the pictures taken by ship personnel myself seeing that it was a very special occasion!

I'm enjoying your cruise; fun to read about your adventures!


Lucy said...

Great pictures, and the sea looks so blue. I would have thought it would look more greenish blah. You had to have had a fantastic time. Just great to follow along.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

A trip like that deserves lots and lots of pictures for sure. Those white sandy beaches look like paradise. It truly is a beautiful place. Since this is as close as a cruise that I'll ever come, I do so appreciate your sharing the trip with all of us. Its cold and wet here in Northern Ohio. I bet Florida is still warm and sunny.

Anonymous said...

What an adventure ! Thank you for your effort and these wonderful glimpses. Please have you all a good Friday.

jack69 said...

This was my comment but blogger wouldn't let me post it frankandmary:

The most beautiful but the least friendly.
I have a few friends who have dated women like that ;o.~Mary

Fred Alton said...

Looks like you both had a wonderful time on this part of the cruise. We also succumbed to the photographer's zealous efforts to sell pictures. It's o.k. to splurge a little! I'm writing you an e-mail about a change in our plans. I mention it so maybe you won't delete it ... which can happen to me when I've been away awhile - what with so many e-mails I get into delete mode.

Paula said...

Love all the pictures.

Glenda said...

Oh, it just keeps getting better, making me want
a cruise! You got some wonderful shots of beautiful views, love it!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you post all these picture's Of your trip i know i want every go and looking at these pictures we can see what we would have missed. Great pictures of you and Sherry I think the ones that you took looks great. Was Sherry reading are was she a sleep? I enjoyed. Take care, Jean

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! Wonderful blog! Glad to see your faces filled with such joy!! :) Cant wait to share this with Johnny... Love ya! (Candy) I have to sign in anon, cant quite figure out why!?