I was going to write about the beauty off the port side of the ship and how we stayed aboard the whole time we were docked in Costa Rica, etc. but I think I will write about bees. No birds, just bees.
Ellie was out by the pool and came up to me and told me she just got stung by a bee. "Ridiculous!" I answered. "Everyone knows there are no bees in Costa Rica." (Not true and I really didn't say that.) She was quite a trooper and killed the bee and pulled the stinger out. She got a clean bill of health by the infirmary and we decided to play paddle tennis for the first time on board. '
We had a noble attempt at the game and then went back to lounging and reading. Later it was discovered there was a giant bee's nest on in the netted paddle tennis area! Had we been any more rubbish than we were we would have swatted it and been stung to a slow death on the court.
That giant mass in the photo below is 100s of bees gathered on the netting above the paddle tennis court trying to get a free cruise.
Oh, and it was a beautiful day as we waiting to sail this evening.