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West Grand Bahama District

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  • Day16

    Freeport, Grand Bahama

    March 7, 2020 on the Bahamas ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Although there were a smattering of souvenir shops adjacent to the wharf, it was much more like landing in the industrial docks at Newport or Harwich, than the piers in the picturesque down-towns of isla San Juan or Charlotte Amile. Rough concrete and chainlink fencing dominated the view in most directions, some of the nearer docking berths occupied by cargo ships whilst the only other passenger ship in sight was about 2 kilometres up the harbour at the shipyard, apparently undergoing some sort of maintenance. We ran into Kimberly in the port and wandered around the shops for 30minutes or so discussing the conch shortage, why the Bahamas had so much Jamaica themed merchandise and mulling the possibility of buying some extra luggage.

    This was probably the port where booking an excursion had been most necessary, there being nothing of note accessible by foot from the wharf. On the other hand, the day’s overcast weather and limited time wasn’t really conducive to a relaxing day in the Bahamas so taking the time to chill with no commitments suited us.

    We reboarded the ship well before the ‘Back From the Dead’ panel which was scheduled to go on whilst we were still in port. Right at the opening Jordan Hoffman (host of many of the sessions) dropped a massive spoiler for those that hadn’t seen the latest Picard episode yet, causing the only (well deserved) ‘boo’s of the trip. In the talk Denise Crosby, Garet Wang and Wilson Cruz disused their returns from the dead; the most memorable moment was a question from an Irish solider who asked a question about Wilson’s portrayal of PTSD.
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  • Day3

    Enjoying the sun in the Bahamas

    January 21, 2020 on the Bahamas ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    Beautiful clear water
    Bar on beach built around a tree!

    Met young man David from Michigan that we rode taxi with ( an adventure in taxi)....going to meet him for dinner also!

    Spoke to lady at market who was telling us about hurricane last September.
    Water devastated alot of the island..some homes completely under water.
    She praised the United States for all their help. They were there immediately and went door to door to check on people and made sure they had food🇺🇲

    You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.
    Psalm 89:9

    Had dinner with another nice couple from Minnesota..lots of fun and laughs at dinner...we all ordered 2 desserts!!!
    Enjoyed good show of Motown songs and dancers
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  • Day17

    Grand Bahama (1)

    December 13, 2016 on the Bahamas ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Unser erster Bericht von heute (Dienstag) erreicht euch leider etwas später; WLAN auf dem Schiff ist unbezahlbar, und T-Mobile US bringt uns hier wenig, da die Bahamas nicht zu den USA gehören :(

    Um 7 Uhr hat unser Schiff in Freeport auf Grand Bahama angelegt. Wir hatten schon vorab eine private Cruise Tour gebucht, um die Insel per E-Bike zu erkunden (was dann am Ende ein Mofa war 😁 aber dennoch eine coole Sache!).
    Die Investition hat sich absolut gelohnt!

    Nach dem Frühstück wurden wir am Schiff abgeholt, wir hatten erneut eine Tour alleine, da Nebensaison. Auf den Bahamas ist Winter. Bei 29 Grad. We're so sorry...

    Wir fuhren etwa eine Stunde durch die Gegend, auch hier sieht man natürlich einige Luxusvillen. Dann fuhren wir zwei Strände an, inkl Lunch und ausreichend Zeit, um am Strand zu liegen und im Watt zu spazieren. Paradiesisch, aber seht selbst 😎

    Auf den Inseln hier sind die Nachwirkungen vom schweren Hurrikan (Matthew?) von vor rd. 3 Monaten überall zu sehen, die Aufräumarbeiten laufen noch. Grand Bahama war ganze vier Wochen ohne Strom 😯

    Gegen 16 Uhr waren wir dann wieder auf dem Schiff; vermutlich haben viele Amis das Schiff gar nicht erst verlassen 🙈 bei gratis Cocktails, Buffets rund um die Uhr und Ballermann^^

    Ein Highlight war das Ausnehmen, Verarbeiten (und Essen) einer rund 15 Jahre alten Seeschnecke in der Muschel! Aber dazu habe ich einen separaten Bericht geschrieben.

    Wir legen gerade ab, nächstes Ziel Nassau und Cable Beach morgen 🏝
    Greetings by Sundown on Upper Deck 🍹🌅👫👋
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    Monika Schaadt

    Super gefällt mir

    12/14/16Reply
    Monika Schaadt

    Oh ja wie geil is dat

    12/14/16Reply
    Gabi Cavelius

    sehr schön

    12/14/16Reply
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