One of the many benefits about having the boat on the dock is that we get to use the marinas shower facilities. It is such a luxury to be able to run the water and shower in private. On our first day here at the marina, Graham and I headed to the shower building. When we got there this fellow cruiser saw us and told us that there was a better shower building behind the pool. He told how the stalls where huge, there was a place to put your stuff down and there was even hot water. He said it was a much better place to shower. Graham and I thanked him and headed out of the building and past the cleaning woman. The cleaning woman looked angry that we were going to the other building to shower. I am not sure why? She shouted something at us but we were following the cruiser.
Regardless when I got to the other building there was another cleaning women and she was on her cell phone. When she saw me, she snapped her cell phone shut and gave me this angry face. That was when I realized that the other women must have just phoned her. She put her broom across the door way and said I had to go back to the other building. I was in shock. It was so blatant, that I actually said, "Did the other lady just phone you?" She actually said, "Yes". I asked her why she was so angry and that all I wanted was a nice shower. She told me that she was going to clean this one and that I would have to go back. I could tell the shower was clean and that she was done and that they were both just making a point. I was really angry and all this just over a shower.
I went back over to the other building and sure enough that cleaning woman is just closing her phone. I said, "I can't believe this? Did she just call you? All I want is a shower. This is ridiculous!" All of a sudden showering on the back of my boat didn't seem so bad. It was definitely less headache, even if I did have to fill up the bag, hang the bag and shower for all to see. Now I try to time my visits without running into these women.......so far so good, except for one run in yesterday that didn't end well!
Yesterday we went for a hike over the south end of the island with our friends Dave and Cheryl. It was really fun and we found some cool things. Alex on hikes will usually want to deviate from the established path and he loved that Dave was easily convinced and sometimes even initiating adventuring off on a tangent! We made it back to the marina with 10 minutes left on happy hour, albeit we had to run the last 100 meters. The kids played in the pool while we enjoyed our cheap 2 for 1 drinks! Dave "accidentally" fell in the pool and ended up doing all sorts of crazy tricks for the kids; back flips, handstand dives, full rotation jumps, the list goes on. The kids were in heaven and inspired. Graham and I were shocked to find out that Dave is 61. I can tell you this....61 ain't what it use to be!!!!