Day 4 of my previous cruising blog - Jan Fishers injury!
by Linda Johnson | Published: Jan 09, '14
Day 4: Falmouth, Jamaica
The Freedom of the Seas docked at Falmouth at 10am, but it was almost noon before Jan and I got off the ship. We are not really fans of Jamaica and have had more than our share of being hustled by the locals on many occasions so weren’t sure if we were even going to debark. Since we were pleasantly surprised by how much fun we had on Labadee yesterday, we decided it would be a shame not to give Jamaica another try. I’m so glad we did! We took the shuttle bus directly from the cruise ship terminal to Montego Bay, enjoying pretty coastline scenery along the way. Our driver was friendly and the van was comfy with good air conditioning.
We asked to be dropped off at Bigg’s BBQ, which is located right next door to the famous Dr’s Cave Beach. The scenery was beautiful, the beach was spectacular, and the food was very, very good. Note: I don’t like spicy food and the lunch wasn’t the traditional spicy, jerk chicken.:) Jan and I shared a combo of pulled pork and ribs which came with four side dishes for only $21.99. Best of all, access to the beach was free! The water was wonderful and there were only a handful of people on the beach. The folks who had shared the shuttle with us each paid $6 for access to a crowded, public beach and we got to use the same beach for free. Life is good!
The shuttle picked us up at exactly our scheduled time and we got back to the ship in 35 minutes. We had a top 10 day for less than $80 for the two of us.
Things went downhill once we got on the ship. We hurried and got to tribond trivia on time at 5pm and that is where the freak accident happened. Jan bent down at exactly the same time I was lifting the answer sheet to show her what I had written, and she got a paper cut in her eyeball. I immediately took her to the infirmary since she was in pain and couldn’t see. The doctor examined her eye and said she had a cut across her eyeball. He numbed it so he could treat her with eyedrops and an antibiotic, and then he bandaged it. Luckily, he thinks the wound is superficial and says it should be better by tomorrow. She is in pain when she opens her eye, but the bandage keeps it shut for the most part. Jan has an appointment to return to the doctor to get the bandages off tomorrow and have another checkup. Such a scary freak accident!
She is a trooper and didn’t let the injury keep us from attending a great headliner show featuring singer/impressionist Finis Henderson and then going to the Windjammer for dinner. After dinner, we went to a Latin party where we enjoyed the music and dancing and then to a pool party under the stars for more dancing.
I can hardly wait to see what tomorrow brings,
Today’s tip: If you have to get hurt, make sure to do it on the ship or on the ship’s excursion.:) Because Jan’s accident happened on the ship, they waived the doctor bills!
Poor Jan :-(
more coming tomorrow -
This is a great ship with a fantastic crew and everyone will have a great time next week!
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