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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Private Island - Labadee

Good morning,

And, a beautiful morning it is, too!

Freedom of the Seas is tied up at the dock at Labadee, Royal Caribbean's private island.
What is so lovely here now is that we can walk ashore.  Back in the "old days" this was an anchor port and we tendered to shore in small boats. 

What a lovely day in the Caribbean!

Enjoy,
Lois





8 comments:

MarkD60 said...

I looked up Labadee on Wikipedia, not a very pleasant description.

Marit Johanne said...

Oh, it looks lovely! Here it is rainy and dark now.

TexWisGirl said...

wow, that's pretty neat! love your header photo, too. :)

Lois Evensen said...

Mark,

Yes, Labadee is on the island of Haiti where there is severe poverty and where there was a huge earth quake a few years back.

Royal Caribbean provides food, clothing, and shelter to the people of Haiti as well as offering employment. When the earth quake happened, it was considered to not visit there with ships any more, however the Haitian government asked that we come back because our rent, visits, employment opportunities, and income from sales of local merchandise are so important to them. Royal Caribbean and its employees have contributed even more food, clothing, and assistance in recent years. Schools have been built using resources from the ships, farming projects started, etc.

So, I am not at all unhappy about visiting Labadee and commend Royal Caribbean for the time, money, materials, and love they have contributed to help the people who live there.

Lois

Lois said...

How pretty!

Montanagirl said...

Very pretty there!

Montanagirl said...

P.S. I really your Header too!

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful place Lois and fascinating to see the passengers making their way to the island on that long walkway.