Hi friends and welcome to Day 30 of this monumental, inconceivable and definitely memorable blind sightseers tour….!
Welcome to Trujillo:
Christopher Columbus landed in Trujillo on the 14th August 1502. During his fourth and final journeys to the Amercas. Since then they have been under the control of the Spanish, the Dutch, the English and even Pirates.
But now…Sarah & i had arrived on the shore!! 🤣
and after a coach trip with a friendly local tour guide telling us about this fantastic place(and the constant invasions by the pirates), we arrived at the beach resort! 😀
“Wow” i said as we stepped onto the sand and selected a couple of sun loungers with a table shelter thingy with a free cold bottle of lager welcoming us! 😀
“We’re going to enjoy this”. This was the most relaxing excursion out of the 4 we’d booked,
Sarah said “Yay, there is a trampoline in the sea”. I would have been more excited but my mind went straight to Sarah’s Charcot feet (diabetic problem again), and how she was going to manage?! But i should have known Sarah would win me over by taking every precaution, and before i could stand up, Sarah was in the sea! 💪🏼
I stood waiting and trying to calculate how long it would take Sarah to swim over and climb on before i’d start taking photos…then i heard “STEVE” i knew that was my cue to start taking photos and videos, thank you my lovely wife..❤️
Sarah really enjoyed trampolining in the sea as she’d never done anything like this before. But in the photo below…Sarah looks very innocent , but i’m sure she has just shoved the man off the left hand side!! lol. 🤣
It was quite cloudy, and even spotted with rain for a minute or two, but it’s ok…it was only the fine stuff that soaks you through, so I took a couple of photos of the landscape…
☢️ HEALTH WARNING: Then Sarah gifted us with a stupendous Panorama!
You might be wondering what the noise is all about? That was the bell for the ‘Blind Sightseers Gastronomic Leaderboard’. It rings out loud and proud when we’ve tasted some of the best food ever…Then it either hits the top spot, or finds its position on to the leaderboard.
Well the bell had deafened us as we’d tasted the incredible Plantain…It hit the top of the leaderboard as it was the nicest we’d ever tasted!! Mmmm.
After finishing the fantastic (inclusive) meal, we found a swimming pool with no-one in, and we relaxed for half an hour! 😀
We couldn’t believe how fast the time went and we reluctently headed back to the coach (well at least where we thought it was), but not before we stopped for one last photo at a beautiful fountain.
As Sarah & i were walking along the path, a Spanish speaking man with broken English held my arm and kept trying to tell us something. At first i thought he’d spotted the Grim Reaper tattoo on my leg (i had it done 20 years ago when i thought i was tough in my pre Christian days) and thought i was a pirate, so i was in trouble! 🙂 But when my mind slowed down, we realised he was trying to say he was the driver and we were walking away from the coach. lol We thanked him profusely and followed him back to the coach. 😀
Back on the ship…
After a lovely day on the beach, we headed to our usual viewing spot on deck 10.
Yay another Sarah Panorama…
As we will be on holiday for Sarah’s birthday, i treated her to a hand manicure. Well…the whole holiday is a celebration of birthday’s (we’ll be back home for mine), and seeing more of God’s creation, 😀
Afterwards Sarah said “Why don’t you get them to braid your hair as the wind’s been annoying you all day, and you won’t have to touch it for the rest of the holiday?! I was a little unsure about it, but after Sarah and the lady had decided to put 2 braids in, i went along with it.
Wow, Sarah’s right again, i didn’t have to touch it for the rest of the holiday, fantastic! 💪🏼 😀
Well…the “2 Blindies” have managed to have an amazing day in Trujillo, and we can’t thank you enough for joining us as we discover new ground. 🤣
This evening Thomson Dream sails to Roatan, Honduras. We’ll arrive tomorrow morning having travelled 37 nautical miles at an average of 5 knots.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the adventure today…Let me know your favourite part?! 🤔 We’ll meet tomorrow…Same time…Same place for another adventure! 😀
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