Before we get to Nassau, I have to continue the first night...
(If you missed the first two installments, check them out here: Report Card, Part 1.)
Forces Beyond Our Control
The weather leaving Miami was dodgy. We were sailing toward the Bahamas in 10'-13' swells. I don't get seasick, but it was so bad, I was beginning to question that fact. At dinner, drinks were actually sliding around on the table.
We were assigned dinner in the Pacific Dining Room at the very back of the ship. The dining room was pretty. I was hopeful... my favorite part of a cruise is the food.
Unfortunately, the food was "meh" at best. I ordered shrimp. The texture was so strange. It freaked me out enough to stop eating after ingesting 3. I was afraid of what might happen to me.
(I thought perhaps the food was yucky because my mind was having trouble getting past the rocking. The next morning, at breakfast with other passengers, I discovered I was not the only one who thought dinner was gross. Bummer.)
After dinner, I was exhausted. I have no shame. I just wanted to go to sleep. The room was nice, and the bed was comfy. And at this point, the rocking felt wonderful. I told Stu to leave me, go have fun with friends and clients, let me sleep. I passed out at 7:30. It was amazing.
At breakfast, we decided not to disembark at 10am with everyone else. We did not sign up for any activities. I really only wanted to walk around, buy something for each kid, and eat lunch on the island.
Around noon, we met up with a few friends, and executed my plan.
Nassau is ok. The water is BEAUTIFUL. I mean it... my photos (above) do not do it any justice. Next time, I think I'd like to charter a boat for the day and go around that way.
The city (near the port) is touristy. It looks like every other tourist trap I have been to (Key West, Niagra).
We had a great time (at least I did) walking around for a while.
A Photo Mini Tour