Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

November 1, 2009

We were glad to see land again, even though we had enjoyed our respite from the multitudes of ports.  We had a gorgeous, sunny day for our excursion, which was the Eco-Lagoon Kayak Adventure.  We rode in a truck over to where the kayaks were beached, had a short lesson on how to operate a kayak, and then took off, paddling around the lagoon.   We paddled for awhile, and then beached our kayaks for a bit and waded in the water while our guides told us about the Bahamas.  They also introduced us to a very large starfish and a large hermit crab in a conch shell.  The excursion lasted just over an hour.  

After our excursion we were dropped off at the area where the crew had prepared a barbecue for us.  The food was good, as usual.  After lunch we walked around taking photographs, before catching the tender back to the ship.

It was nice to spend some time on a relaxed, sunny island where we could just enjoy ourselves without the usual pressure of shore excursions.  The atmosphere here was just much more relaxed.  Half Moon Cay is not inhabited; it is either owned or leased (depending on your information source) by Holland America Line.  There are, of course, people who work there, and they keep the island in beautiful shape.  It is pleasant to be in a mostly unspoiled place.

By the way, the name of this place, despite how it appears to be spelled, is Half Moon KEY.

There are a few more pictures in the photo album.

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