The pounding on the door woke us up again from a deep sleep. It was the steward with some much needed coffee. It seemed like such a great idea last night to all meet for breakfast. Unfortunately, the main dining room closed at nine. Deodorant and a tooth brushing was all the time I had.
Today Al and I are off to an afternoon of snorkeling. We brought our masks and snorkels from home and have spent the past hour trying to remember what went where as we reconnected snorkel to mask. I’ve my knew prescription mask to play with. It immediately fogged up, but I read in the included instructions to clean the inside of said mask with tooth paste which I did. Not only is it now fog-free, there is an attractive minty scent wafting serenely about my unwashed person.
Following upon the heels of mask preparation were some spontaneous theatrics and a photo session of us in front of our cabin mirror in our head gear. (the birth of today’s topic)
Vanity has become a lost cause in our household.
There is nothing left upon which Vanity can cling.
Looking on the bright side, it doesn’t take us as long to get ready anymore.
After the boat docked, the four of us set out for some adventuring. With umbrellas and slickers, we walked the four or so long blocks to the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. It was created by, I believe, Teddy Tucker, to introduce people to the wonders of sea exploration and to house his treasures collected from sunken ships. It was pretty cool. We enjoyed ourselves.
After our bit of science and education, we were thirsty. So, we caught a twenty minute cab ride over to the Swizzle Inn, home of the original Rum Swizzle. Their motto: Swizzle in, Swagger out.”. We did just that.
The cab rides both to and from the Swizzle Inn made me a bit skitterish when thinking about our moped rentals. Al is still Gung-Ho, and perhaps we will try it on Friday, but these roads are small, traffic immense, and pedestrian and tourist-on-scooters beware.
Bermuda has no source of water other than what falls from the sky. Their roofs are an interesting series of channels leading to the gutters and down pipes to an underground cistern. In building a house, the cistern is first and the rest of the house built over it. Needless to day, the torrents of rain yesterday were greeted with gladness from the Bermudeans.
There is so much to do and see here! And, alas, not enough time. And we just don’t feel like rushing and packing it all in. It’s nice to just chill. Bob and Molly are off to explore the dockyard where the other cruise ships are docked. There is a lot of history over there and it was quite tempting to go along with them and blow off our snorkel trip.
But today is such a beautiful day and we will be swimming over a sunken ship and hear some history and see some sites on the way to and from our adventure. Plus, we get to be in the water which is such an amazing color!
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