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The next island stop on our cruise was Labadee, Haiti. I didn’t know a thing about what to expect in Haiti except what everyone emailed me—it’s dangerous and dirty, don’t take the cabs because you’ll be robbed and killed. I actually was looking forward to that Haiti. I wanted to hit a voodoo shop. Wanted the third world pictures. Instead, I ended up in a place so pristine my mother would sit on the toilet seat. Labadee is privately owned by Royal Caribbean. So the experience is restful, peaceful and beautiful, but anything other than authentic.
Sasha was quite pleased. All she wanted to do was lie on the beach. I must have annoyed the crap out of her. I couldn’t just lie in the sun. We tipped a guy to set up our loungers, but I didn’t spend 10 minutes in mine. I swam, I wandered down the beach to the…ahem…shops. Like I needed to do more shopping, but I was BORED. However, the scenery was seriously gorgeous.
Here’s the dock where we arrived.
I tried to get a shot of this guy without being too obvious. I pretended to snap a pic of our monster boat, but he wouldn’t turn around. His abs weren’t a 6-pack, they had to be 12-freaking-pack!
See, Mom, I was only taking a pic of the boat.
See the little outcropping of rock the waves are washing over? Perfect place for a mermaid to sun herself.
Everywhere we went on the island the performers from the cruise ship set up to play. By Day 6, I was just a little annoyed with the Caribbean music. My, don’t I sound grumpy?
And if there was a mermaid’s perch, there also had to be a dragon trapped in stone.
This is the view from our loungers on the beach.
When we took a walk around the island, we discovered a much nicer little cove to swim in—no rocks to stub your toes on beneath the water, just lovely, soft sand—but we were already sunburned so didn’t stay long.
Another shot of our boat from the cove. Is that too many pictures of the Explorer? It’s so enormous and so well designed, I couldn’t get over my fascination for it.
This is just a shot of some very interesting rock formations we passed on our walk.
Late that afternoon, we left Labadee behind.
Have to hand it to RC, the island is largely unspoiled.
Another view of Dragon Rock.
One last picture of our beach.
Those are the last of the island shots I’ll share. Next up will be pics from life on the boat. Hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures so far! ~DD