12/26 - Just leaving the port of Miami toward open ocean.
Thank you, Pilot!
Sunset on 12/26 from our room.
Morning of 12/27 from the top deck.
Cool blue ceiling in the main dining room.
They really do amazing things with a melon baller and a couple sharp knives.
12/27 - went on a tour of the ship's galley. This is definitely one of the nicer commercial kitchens I've been in.
Serious attention to detail - there were a couple cases of sets of directions covering every dish.
Wood paneling in the dining area was originally on the RMS Olympic.
We don't need a grand staircase - we have gingerbread!
Getting ready for formal dining night.
Grilled salmon served on a ceder plank with bacon. Very pacific northwest.
Rob found some port older than he is.
Super entertainment - that's a light-up octopus type thing which is somehow relevant to the Broadway revue they were doing.
12/28 - Roatan, Honduras. Love the precision of the "zip line" sign.
From the ground this looks like a really huge ship. Just wait...
Sammamish is contemplating a chicken ban. Roatan doesn't even have a rooster ban. Not bad.
Of all the sights that you can see in the areas off the western Carribbean Sea that you can't see in the US, the 7th gen Toyota Hilux with the 3.0L 1KD-FTV Diesel and the SR5 package was one of the most exciting.
About half way up the tallest "mountain" on the island, looking over the harbor with our ship. Again, remember how big this ship looks.
The Jesus Lizard!! ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basiliscus_%28genus%29 )
Apparently you can mash/infuse these into a tea which when concentrated is as spicy as "6 jalapeños". I bought some processed into hot sauce, so we'll see how it turns out.
These vines just naturally twist into very sturdy ropes.
An Anloe on a tree - he can change colors like a chameleon, but he's more closely related to an iguana.
Our tour guide for this hike was pretty awesome.
View from the top - one of the highest points on the island at over 600 feet from sea level...
And heading back down.
Here's Heather ready to walk down the trail. Rather than taking the expense of putting in switchbacks which will quickly erode, they just set ropes up along the trail and hand out gloves and hiking staffs - this is very clever.
View of the harbor from our ship.
Rally Monkey surveying the island/harbor.
Gentle waters in the harbor other than the diffraction coming from our ship. Houses along the coast starting to light up at night.
12/29 - parked alongside the Oasis of the Seas in Cozumel. Slightly claustrophobic.
Remember our hube ship? Here's our little skiff parked next to the largest cruise ship in the world.
And the climbing wall on the largest cruise ship in the world.
A few images from a museum on the island.
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