This past weekend, I went to Newport Harbor to compete in a regatta!
We drove to the yacht club that was hosting the Leukemia Cup. I rigged my Tera and went to the skipper’s meeting. A survivor of leukemia told us her story. It was very sad. 😦 We finally got to launch.
Putting the rutte in!
There were six races. The first two races I did kind of bad, but I pushed myself and in the 3rd one I got 4th. After a couple more races, we went in. I de-rigged my boat with the help of my trusty sister, Sarah. My final result was 6th place! After the regatta, I jumped in the car and headed home.
Our 2 last days at sea were super fun! Sadly, by the end of the week, our cruise came to an end.
We started off the day by eating breakfast. We ate at the Sea Day Brunch. We usually ate at the buffet, but since it was the last day of it being open, we ate there. My appetizer was a bagel. My main course/entree was CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES WITH CHOCOLATE SAUCE! It was veeeery yummy. After that, we went to the library and played games. Next, we went to the ship Q&A. My Mom asked our cruise director, Alex, if he could take us up to the Bridge. He made a call, and the captain said yes. We got to go through all of the crew only areas, and finally made it to the Bridge. It was really big and spacious, and there were so many computers. The steering wheel itself was puny! It was smaller than a car steering wheel.
Little Steering Wheel!
Looking at the comps
After that, we rode the water slide and did other activities. It was finally time for another formal night in the dining room. I got 2 desserts, baked Alaska and sherbert. We also watched a lip sync battle. Then, we went to bed.
Day 7 was the day our ship docked! We ate a yummy, last breakfast on the ship and waited to get off the boat. Our Dad picked us up, and we drove back home.
On day 5 of our cruise, we went to Puerto Vallarta.
We started off the day by eating breakfast…like always. After that, we walked onto the dock and found our tour guide, Pablo. Next, we took a kinda long, hot walk to the boat we were taking to the beaches. After that, we got on the boat and took an hour ride to the first beach. We put on our forced-to-wear life jackets and snorkel goggles. We jumped in the water but didn’t do much snorkeling. Since we didn’t want to go snorkeling, we just played on the inner-tubes and swam. In the end, we went on a banana boat! It was fun, and at the end of the ride, we flipped.
After that beach, we went back on the boat and had the sandwiches they were serving. Our next stop was a small remote fishing village called Yelapa. The sand was very coarse, and the waves were strong! My mom lost her sunglasses, my sister lost her flip-flop, but my mom found it, and my brother almost lost his crocs! THOSE WAVES!
When our time at the beach was done, we went back on the boat. Some of the crew on the boat did a crazy lip sync show. They said they were the Mexican Rolling Stones! It was sooooooo funny!!!!!!