Beginning a wonderful 33 day trip with my beautiful bride of 25 years. We left the miserable cold of Calgary yesterday
and had an uneventful trip to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It was interesting watching the passengers reaction when the pilot aborted our first landing attempt at about 300 feet above the runway. I don’t understand why people get stressed about that type of thing. If things aren’t perfect for landing, I am more than happy to circle around until it is safe to plant that huge chunk of metal on the ground. Oh well, just a matter of perception I guess.
We boarded Celebrity’s cruise ship Equinox yesterday and got settled in, spending the afternoon before departure wandering the ship and relaxing.
There are fantastic amenities on board. The only thing that concerns me is that by 2:00, before departure we were already two beer and a martini into the relaxing.
Had a wonderful meal last night with two other very nice couples. One from Corpus Christi, Texas and the other from Aberdeen, Scotland. The haddock was excellent, along with the rest of the meal.
Woke up this morning to enjoy the 25th anniversary of my marriage to my beautiful bride Karen. A gorgeous day in Nassau, Bahamas. We were on the dock at 7:30 heading off to our SCUBA tour with Stuart Cove’s Dive company. We headed out on their boat to do two dives. The first at Mike’s Reef and the second at James Bond Wrecks. Weather was great and water was reasonably warm, no need for wet suits.
We departed Nassau a little while ago and are starting the seven day crossing. I have three things I want to accomplish during this time. Work out every day, try every beer that is offered, and sample the entire menu at the Martini Bar. A guy has to have goals.
Happy Anniversary from us Nivens back here in cold Alberta