Here I am in Labadee, Haiti. (Not to be confused with the real Haiti). This is our first stop and it was amazing. I am going to share some pictures of this stop but before I do I wanted to share another sunset picture. This sunset was taken Monday night.
Here is a view of Labadee from my balcony… wow that rhymes. On a side note…Both Isabelle and I noticed smoke coming up from different areas throughout the day. You can see some smoke in this picture on the upper right. She asked me why they were lighting fires and I told her it had to be related to voodoo. ( I am sorry that I am being really random with my thoughts and writing)
I said earlier that size doesn’t matter but when you walk next to the ship it is awe inspiring. (still think bigger doesn’t mean better). I wanted to share a picture looking back at the ship as you walked to the island. I hate to repeat myself but the ship is humongous (I am starting to run out of synonyms for big… ) I was not going to comment on fellow travelers but… hmm… those two dresses looks like they have black light underneath. Isabelle and I left the ship without any planned excursions. I told her that I just wanted to spend quality time with her.
Well… saying that I just wanted to spend time with Isabelle was a mistake… I should have not said anything until I got there… especially before I saw this zipline. It is called the DRAGON’S BREATH zipline and I could not resist. You can see the metal stand on the top of the far mountain and I am standing where it ends. This zipline drops you 500 feet (153 meters) and is 2,600 (793 meters) feet long. You travel at speeds that can reach as high as 50 miles an hour. Isabelle didn’t want to go but she got to watch me… which is just as fun.
Before you go down the big one you have a small practice run. I am at this moment getting chewed out since I didn’t do the “ending” position. (I probably should not have been smiling) I didn’t realize they were serious when they said I had to do it…especially when they described it as a sumo wrestler with chicken wings. I was suppose to strike this pose half way down but I didn’t… people were taking pictures. (plus I was looking at Isabelle and her beauty distracted me… that is at least what I told her…). One last thing… I had to edit this picture because Isabelle said the harness was showing off my “package” and it was not appropriate for my blog.
Here I am waiting to go down the zipline from the top. Spectacular view and this time I reminded myself… chicken winged sumo wrestler at the orange marker. (see it really does sound like a joke they play on the tourists) I wanted to share a video but with all of the end position pressure I messed up. I started recording while hooking up… stopped it for the entire decent… than started it back recording when I was at the bottom getting out of the harness. I have no usable video… darn it.
After the ride down Isabelle and I spent the rest of the day hiking, swimming, and basically beach lounging. I also took lots of pictures that I would like to share with you… I will leave a caption on some… the others hopefully speak for themselves. (again the best excuse I could think of for not wanting to write more stuff)
I hope you have enjoyed these pictures. Next post will be pictures from Puerto Rico!… Before I end I want to add one more picture of Isabelle. I asked Isabelle to go and pose next to this lion. After guiding her on exactly how to stand I think she caught on just as I was taking the picture… which kind of ruined it for me… other than I got the picture. All Isabelle said was “Why are you always acting like a teenage boy”?