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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Castaway Cay

I’m not really a beach person, and my little dark secret is that I’m afraid of fish, but I couldn’t help but take advantage of spending the day on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.  It was so much fun and we didn't see very much of it on this trip.  I'm looking forward to going back so that I can have even more fun and adventure on this very Disney tropical isle.  Perhaps next time I'll head to the adults inly beach for a rest and massage in a private cabana. 
Welcome to Castaway Cay!

The Disney Dream docked at Castaway Cay, you can see the stingrays in the water.

Erik in the hammock
We booked a 10:00AM Wave Runner Tour and after a brief safety lesson we took off for the adventure of our lives.  Jetting over the blue ocean I couldn’t help but think of the “Mom caught air” commercial for that other cruise line. It was absolutely crazy exciting and I had *so* much fun zipping across the shimmering blue waters.  We  made our way out to open waters and stopped for a few moments in a shallow area, when our guide hopped off the wave runner and dove down into the water.  No one was really sure what was going on, however everyone gathered around where he was.  Soon he came up with Starfish in his hands!  Big beautiful red starfish that lived right there below us.  It was really neat.  After about 45 minutes we headed back to shore flying across the waves at top speed.  Hanging on for dear life as my wave runner hit waves and caught air before hitting back down and taking off, the sea spray was coating my glasses and I laughed and laughed.   I'm taking the wave runner pictures to Walgreens for processing today, hopefully I'll have some shots of that adventure soon. 
Boat Beach

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OOps! What's that on the boat beach? Arrghhh.. I guess Jack is pushing off in his dingy to get to the nearest theater in time for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides opening on May 29th! Well shoot, I would have let him stay in my cabin.  In the past the ship set for the Flying Dutchman has been docked at Castaway Cay, however it wasn't there during our trip.  Cast members told us that it was moved out for filming of the new movie.

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There was so much to see and do on Castaway Cay, but we were exhausted and hungry after the tour on the sea.  Erik and I hopped on board the tram that took us back to the ship.  As we returned we noticed crew members taking part in personal survival training near the back of the ship.  They were floating in dry suits, entering and leaving rafts, and assisting other crew members who were in different stages of pretend distress.  It was pretty interesting to watch.

Crew Training

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun time!! I'm not really a beach person either. I don't mind the fish so much - I don't like swimming in the water with them, especially when you can't see what's in the water with you.

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  2. I am so jealous right now!

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