The Cruise

World cruise on the Dawn Princess starting in Sydney on May 21, 2010 and sailing west around the world for 104 days.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Dawn Princess World Cruise 2010 - Thursday July 29, 2010

Day 69 Antigua in the Caribbean
Although Antigua has full political sovereignty with its own Prime Minister, it was British in the past and so they still drive on the left hand side of the road. We had a beach day today. We went by car to Halcyon Beach, which had warm calm water with no creepy organisms in the water and no sharks. The water was so clear that you could see the fine white sand on the bottom. People say that Australia has the best beaches in the world, but after seeing Halcyon beach, I would disagree. Bill and I had a walk along the beautiful, clean, white sandy beach. We swam in the crystal, clear warm water and drank several rum punches. I do not like rum, but these punches, made with three different Caribbean rums were fantastic. Some of the people from the ship who may have had a few more than three of these, had to be assisted back to the ship. They say that Antigua has 365 different beaches, one for each day of the year. I liked the fact that it was completely unspoiled. Most of the buildings are single storey, although some of the hotels are two storey. There are no Gold Coast monstrosities here. Evidently, Hemingway came here and did some writing in a house that is now a restaurant. He did seem to have the knack of finding picturesque places on the planet to help inspire his writings. (Barbara)

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