As previously noted, most of the day was spent watching inauguration festivities. However, we did get out an do other things.
I woke up early to watch the sunrise. As I was standing out on the balcony with my camera I looked out over the other balconies to see others out with their cameras. The sun was really putting on a show.
We wandered over to the marketplace for breakfast, hoping to find something less expensive than the resort offerings. We found a place advertising a breakfast special and decided to give it a try.
Breakfast was OK, but we were seated near a large group – again. This time it was Americans acting very boorish. I’ve never been on a cruise. However my thought at the time was that if cruises were full of idiots like this, I’m not so sure I want to go on one.
The odd thing about the day was that I started out disappointed. I was hoped to go on a kayak tour, but there wasn’t space. Turns out that was for the best. First, I would have missed all of the inauguration, but also it was very overcast and cool. The wind would have made paddling difficult, at best.
The weather even prevented us from just enjoying the pool. When we did make it out to that area we sat huddled under towels as blankets. A few minutes of that combined with the constant drone of Caribbean music coming from the swim-up bar was a bit more than I could stand.
I decided to take my camera and explore a bit, since I hadn’t really looked around since our arrival. I found that our hotel is actually on a peninsula with limited access to anywhere other than the resort and the market. Oh well.
For dinner we decided to try a place in the market I had spotted during my wanderings. Agave Grill features Latin fusion cuisine, and it was one of the best meals we’ve had on the trip. We started with mojitos and sat back to watch the chef prepare our meal on a big-screen TV with a camera over the stove. Pretty cool.
Laura ordered a chicken burrito, which she declared delicious. Mine was a mango and lime glazed chicken breast on a bed of black beans and rice with fried plantains. I’m going to be afraid to step on the scale when we get back home.
The evening was still fairly early, so we popped into one of the bars on the resort for a nightcap. Two other couples were there and American Idol (which I’ve never watched before this evening) was on the TV. We had a couple of drinks, laughed at the idiots on the TV, and enjoyed talking to the other patrons and the bartender. It was a very nice end to what had been a fantastic day.