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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tendering to Coco Cay, Bahamas

Good morning,

The first day Catherine and Carol were with us on board Freedom of the Seas we took the tender boat between the ship and the private island destination, Coco Cay, Bahamas.
Freedom is such a large ship that there are two tender stations on the same side of the ship so guests can be quickly shuttled ashore for a day at the beach.
The tender we are on just left that tender station to the right.  There is another tender loading at the station on the left.
As we pulled away from the tender station, the huge size of the ship becomes apparent.
A litter further out, we got a different view of Freedom.
Cameras clicked...
...and soon we had a truly amazing view.  Unfortunately, I never seem to have as much camera as there is ship!
Just a few minutes later, we pulled into a small cove at Coco Cay.
 This little island has changed dramatically in the twenty or more years I have been coming here.   Back at the beginning there were are few beach chairs on a beautiful beach.  The chairs and beach are still here, but now there is everything from scuba to para-sailing available.
We pulled in beside another tender and soon were on Coco Cay.

Tomorrow I will have a few pictures of the island.  There are so many things to do here that we didn't have time to do them all, but we certainly enjoyed our quiet morning on the island.  That's the beauty of the visit to Coco Cay:  you have so many choices to do whatever you want to do.

Best,

Lois

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7 comments:

Wanda..... said...

By mentally putting the 2nd and 5th photos together, one really gets an idea of just how EXTREMELY LARGE...Freedom of the Seas is, Lois.

Happy Days said...

Looks pretty much fun to me! Maybe some day...debbie

Montanagirl said...

I agree with Debbie - it looks like a lot of fun!

Diana said...

What a lovely place to visit. I think that I would be relaxing!
Love Di ♥

Elaine said...

Coco Cay sounds very nice. I like the idea of just spending a quiet day ashore.

Cheryl said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the tendering to Coco Cay! How I would love to sail away on the Freedom of the Seas!

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Yes, the tender ride over to the island is a fun part of the whole cruise experience. I also love to get out there where I can get a good picture of the ship, usually on the way back from the island.

It was a hot, but beautiful morning on the island. We'll be back in the winter months so I'll surely spend more time on Coco Cay taking pictures. In the past Catherine and I have walked much of the island and know there is plenty there just waiting for my camera. ;)

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by.

Very best,
Lois