Phillipsburg, St. Maarten to Tortola: 134 Nautical Miles
A beautiful day in Tortola…
Tendering again today and not on tour.
Top: Tendering to Road Town; Bottom: Silver Spirit docked.
Ellen found a wonderful new Health Spa (run by an ex-pat from New York) on Main Street (a place we had never explored before) and decided to get a Swedish Massage. While she was being pampered, I went to Road Town Bakery, purchased a coffee ($1.75), and picked up a WiFi signal from “Wireless”. Over the next hour, I sipped good coffee, took in Caribbean sun, double chatted with the kids, and caught up on email. I picked Ellen up – she had a wonderful time – and we walked back through Road Town again.
We got back just in time to grab a quick lunch. The rest of the time was spent on the open deck (a wonderful warm day on the deck).
There are some interesting metallic objects on Deck 7 Forward. They look like works of art but they are actually spare propellers for Queen Mary 2 (a total of 6 spares). Never seen anything like this on any other ship although I am sure they carry spares.
Spare Propellers for Queen Mary 2
The view of Tortola from the ship was very nice (below)
Later in the afternoon, we went to the Queen’s Room to get some quiet time. Practicing for their evening show were featured dancers, Nadya and Volodymyr.
Nadya and Volodymyr – Featured Dance Couple
Tonight’s production show is called “Crazy in Love”. It is a highly technical program – all kinds of computer backgrounds – but also features a lot of dancing and singing. One of the best had to do with the “Summer of Love” and involved a stage full of hippies. I don’t recall hippies looking quite like that but the number was great.
Crazy in Love: Top: Summer of Love; Bottom: Finale
Tomorrow, we begin our three day return to New York.