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Jenster goes sailing

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by jenster5, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    You may or may not get a trippy depends how the WiFi is but we have just arrived at the travel lodge in Birmingham airport. Smooth 2 hr 10 min drive with no hold ups .room clean but basic staff very friendly. About to go for a meal .
     
  2. kareneff

    kareneff Well-Known Member

    Have a fantastic time :)
     
  3. DAVE&JEN

    DAVE&JEN Well-Known Member

    Have a great time
     
  4. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    We shared a garlic mushroom starter. Geoff had a burger and I had a pizza and we shared a sundae. Nice bottle of wine. Relaxing bath . bed now up at 0600
     
  5. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    We shared a garlic mushroom starter. Geoff had a burger and I had a pizza and we shared a sundae. Nice bottle of wine. Relaxing bath . bed now up at 0600
     
  6. tinklancs

    tinklancs Well-Known Member

    Have a fabulous time.
    We are sailing, we are sailing far away across the sea ......... don't even think those are the right words!!!!
     
  7. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    Well I would recommend the travelodge if you fly from bhx it was cheap clean comfy quiet and friendly. Only downside was room was a bit hot

    First flight to Paris was good we are on air France. We got a croissant and a coffee and flight took an hour and a quarter . About an hour till we board the miami flight. Bit long winded to fly to Paris then back in the other direction but as it was a result of our abu dhabi flight being changed very slightly last year we only paid £218 for both of us return .so we don't mind one bit. And the cruise was paid for with the compensation for the one in may that was a shambles so this is the cheapest holiday we've ever had !
     
  8. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    After a 2 hour stop in Paris we were on our way 45 mins late. Airbus A380 so a big birdie but it looked well worn. My tv wouldn't work so they had to reboot it then it was fine. Food was so so . It was tabbouleh which we didn't like. Then chicken in sause with mash which was nice. A sickly cake and some camembert . The snack meal later was a cheese and ham panini and yoghurt. Not the best . Geoff broke his filling on a sweetie so we may need to find a dentist if it starts hurting. Arrived in Miami and it was lovely and warm. Shuttle bus to the hotel and we were quite hungry so we walked 5 mins to an Irish bar and had something to eat and a beer. Reasonable nights sleep and ok free breakfast.Our holiday starts today we are just waiting to get the shuttle bus to the ship.
     
  9. Cassie

    Cassie Well-Known Member

    What is tabbouleh? A salad maybe?
    Continue to have an amazing holiday
     
  10. DAVE&JEN

    DAVE&JEN Well-Known Member

    I had to look up what tabbouleh was, not sure it's something we would like. Hope Geoff gets sorted with a dentist. Have an amazing time and chill out now.
     
  11. Disney Duck

    Disney Duck Well-Known Member

    Have a fab time, just the thought of warm weather sounds good to me.
     
  12. winnie72

    winnie72 Well-Known Member

    Have a great time. Hope Geoff's tooth is ok
     
  13. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    Hi all .
    We are in the cayman islands today .we've been here before so have just really got off the ship to come and use the WiFi.
    The first stop we made was key west which we walked all over for miles and ended up in the original Jimmy Buffets margaritaville which was a bit of a disappointment after the one on city walk.
     
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  15. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    Next day was at sea and we have teamed up with Rob and Sarah for the trivia where we are leaving the opposition standing ! Wiping the floor with them.
    Next was costa maya in Mexico .I liked this port we didn't do much but it was nice to wander around 20171120_081437.jpg
     
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  16. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    Cozumel next but we didn't get off the ship as we had been before and didn't like it so we chilled around the pool and I drank my weight in margaritas
     
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  17. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    Next day was Belize and this was an interesting prospect for us. When we were in the army it was classed as a punishment posting and now it's a tropical destination so we wanted to see what we thought. We had a tour of the old and new town on a bus that was as old as God's dog and then went to some mayan ruins. Our verdict afyer the trip was more punishment than paradise 20171121_100329.jpg 20171121_115216.jpg 20171121_112701.jpg
     
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  18. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    Yesterday was Roatan in Honduras we decided to take a tour of the island which isn't the prettiest place in the world .it's a country of rich and poor as these pictures show. We then went to a nice beach and did some snorkeling 20171122_092344.jpg 20171122_094839.jpg 20171122_100428.jpg
     
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  19. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    As I said today is grand cayman and tomorrow we have a sea day we get off the ship on Saturday morning and then have 4 days in daytona beach staying with friends. ...catch you there !
     
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  20. DAVE&JEN

    DAVE&JEN Well-Known Member

    Some great photos. A varied reaction to some places. Enjoy your time with your friends.
     
  21. kareneff

    kareneff Well-Known Member

    Super photos. It sounds like some places weren’t as good as the other ones. Have a good time with your friends in Daytona Beach.
     

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