We could have been blown ashore!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
East Caicos, Caicos Islands, Turks and Caicos
It was just that windy today...so windy, in fact, that we didn’t last long by the pool.  It was blowin’ a gale, as they say.  So I spent the day doing good deeds, like helping old ladies find their way.  Okay, one old lady.  I always seem to encounter one lost soul on a trip.  Today I bumped into ‘Eloise’ near the elevator on my deck.  She was studying the deck map with a perplexed look on her face.  I asked if she was lost, and she was.  I asked her where she was going and she took out a piece of paper with a cabin number written on it.  She was on the Caribe deck (10), but looking for the Emerald deck (8).  I gave her directions and sent her on her way.  Her parting words were “I shouldn’t be let out alone”...I just s bit my tongue...
And if there was any doubt that my parents raised me right, then my next order of business will prove it.  I was always taught to be appreciative when people go out of their way.  So, I took some time today to write a thank-you letter to the Captain of the ship.  You know, an actual pen to paper letter.  It wasn’t easy scraping up the paper and envelope, but I figure he well and truly deserved it as it was his decision to hold the gang way until we arrived.  Now don’t get me wrong...he didn’t hold the gangway JUST for us, but still worthy of the time it took to prepare and deliver a handwritten thank you.  And the fact that he’s a fellow Maritimer from NS didn’t hurt!
Because it was too windy to sit poolside, I spent my time watching movies.  I saw ‘The Wife’ which turned out to be alright.  The book was a snore fest, but the movie...not too bad.  Then it was ‘Widows’ and this evening ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, which I found surprisingly good.
Tomorrow we’re in port again.  We’re dock in St Thomas, but we’ve opted to take an excursion to St John as it’s been years since I was there, and Kier’s never been.
I’m a little light on photos today...not much photo worthy...some days are like that.
Till tomorrow!

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As with books, we don’t agree much on movies either— I gave Crazy Rich Asians two thumbs down. Can’t comment on the others, haven’t seen them yet. Oh, and the letter...very nice, Vanna would be proud!