So, did the title of this post grab your attention? Technically it was true. For about five hours. For me and several hundred other passengers on the Holland America Zaandam.
In her Fun Foto Challenge this week, Cee poses the question, What Delights Visually? And who wouldn’t be delighted at the sight of a shimmering desert island surrounded by the intense blue of the Caribbean Sea?
The portion that can be visited is reserved more-or-less exclusively for Holland America ships. So when we stopped there back in April, we really were on a private desert island.
Half Moon Cay gets its current name from the beautiful 1¼-mile-long, pristine sandy beach at the west end of the island. Naturally, we began by walking its full length. And since most of my fellow passengers didn’t get any further than the sun loungers set up on the beach within a few hundred feet of the jetty, it wasn’t long before it really did feel like this was our own private desert island.
Next we headed inland on the network of nature trails, to view the stunning lagoon at the island’s heart. Along the way we found all seven of the geocaches hidden on the islands by previous visitors.
But ultimately, even we couldn’t complete resist the calling of the beach. And while we didn’t spend any time lying around on the loungers or sand, we did save some time at the end of our visit to splash around in the surf. Bliss.
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