Amazon Cruise

2010

Emerson and Jessie, our fantastic dining room stewards

At Sea/Trinidad/St. Lucia

Sunday, February 21st

We had gorgeous weather for this relaxing day at sea.  We spent some time in the morning reading out on the deck.  The laughs continued tonight when our dining room stewards wore “Jay” name tags.  We suspect Cate and Colleen were behind it.

Monday, February 22nd

We left the ship for about two hours this morning and walked around Port of Spain.  We saw some of the historic buildings we had driven by on our tour a couple weeks ago.  A pretty promenade runs through the city centre, and it is named after Brian Lara, a famous cricket player.  The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is beautiful inside.  The Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity was not open.

Tuesday, February 23

We left the ship after breakfast and walked to the Craft Market and the city centre in Castries, St. Lucia.  We didn’t buy anything and did get warm, although the weather is more comfortable than along the Amazon.  The laundromat was not busy as most people went ashore, so we did one load quickly.  We had lunch with a friendly British couple who run a B & B on the Isle of Wight.  They gave us their card--maybe we’ll stay with them if we take the England/Scotland/Wales/Ireland/France trip we’re thinking about.  After lunch we went ashore again to buy a bottle of wine in the duty-free shop on the pier.  You’re allowed to bring one bottle per person to your cabin, so we’ve bought several bottles on this cruise.

The skies are blue and temperatures more moderate in the Caribbean than along the Amazon.  Only one more port after today (St. Barth’s) and then two sea days to Fort Lauderdale.  We’ll be glad to see our family and friends!

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Port of Spain -  Brian Lara Promenade

Port of Spain - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Port of Spain - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Port of Spain - Old Fire Station Tower

Port of Spain - The Red House (Parliament)

Port of Spain - Central Police Station

Port of Spain - steel drum player

Port of Spain - busy pier

St. Lucia

St. Lucia

St. Lucia

St. Lucia - really??

St. Lucia

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