Today when we woke up we were in Cozumel, Mexico! The weather was not very good and it was very overcast when we looked out. Breakfast this morning was room service as we had to meet our excursion group bright and early to go see the dolphins at Chankanaab Park. At this port we were able to dock so no tender boats today! Bobby used his lighter weight transport wheelchair as it would fold and fit in the taxi van. As we headed out with our group we were all handed brand new Mickey Mouse ponchos as it was pouring when we got off of the ship. The tour operators had given us the option to cancel and get a refund, but we figured we were in swimsuits and would be wet anyway so on we went! We followed our guide over the street to a shopping plaza and a taxi stop where they divided us into smaller groups and sent us on our way in the taxi. It rained the whole way there, but after we arrived it stopped raining! No pictures on this trip there and back, but plenty of our interaction as they had photographers there and of course Beth bought the photo package!
The park is accessible and Bobby was able to ride all the way to the pen area in his chair(which was good as the dock is a bit uneven and he might have tripped and fallen) He did have to descend and then ascend the stairs to the platform. This reporter could not join the interaction as due to my size, the dolphin would have considered me a toy and the thought of being left at the bottom of the ocean just didn't appeal to me!
The waves did create some swells and it was often hard for Beth to keep her balance while also holding onto the straps of each boy's life jackets so they didn't float off into the dolphin pen! Bobby really enjoyed the interaction and David had the time of his life! Take a look at these pictures to see just how much fun they had!
First meet Louis our dolphin friend for this interaction. He loved to jump!
Louis swam by several times for touching and petting and then each person got a chance to interact individually with him.
By the time it was Beth's turn Louis had become a bit mischeivious. He thought it might be fun to try to pull her off the platform while she was holding his fins! Luckily she kept her balance! Silly Louis!
Bobby almost floated away again and David kept a tight grip on the fence!
The photographer also took some shots in black and white that turned out very nice!
After Peter the boys spotted Daisy Duck in her pirate garb and rushed over for a picture.
The pirate crew then headed to the backdrops for some Pirate Family photos.
The boys weren't interested in the show for the evening as it wasn't a Disney Production and chose to go to the kids club instead of up on deck for the Pirate Party. After a bit it was time to turn in as the next days activities were to include a bit of walking for Bobby. Upon return to the stateroom the crew found a swan awaiting them, but it was dismantled before a picture was taken.
This is Pirate Super Lu signing off after a very fun filled day! Aaarrgghh matey!