Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Friday, December 30, 2011 – Road Town, Tortola BVI – Mostly Sunny – 79F

Phillipsburg, St. Maarten to Tortola: 134 Nautical Miles

A beautiful day in Tortola…

Tendering again today and not on tour.

 2011-12-30 Tendering to Tortola (Small) 2011-12-30 Tortola Silver Spirit (Small)

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.

2011-12-30 Spare Propellor Blades (Small)

Spare Propellers for Queen Mary 2

The view of Tortola from the ship was very nice (below)

2011-12-30 Torotola (Small)

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. 

2011-12-30 Nadya and Volodymyr (Small)

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.

2011-12-30 Crazy in Love (Small)

2011-12-30 Crazy in Love 2 (Small)

Crazy in Love:  Top:  Summer of Love; Bottom: Finale

Tomorrow, we begin our three day return to New York.

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