Tuesday afternoon we were going to do a land excursion but napping won out over hiking. After our nap, though, we went into town to check out Carnival. Carnival is the Island's celebration of Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday/Paczki Day.
It consists of VERY LOUD music, lots of alcohol, street food and dancing in the streets. It was fun and I'm glad we checked it out but not really my cup of tea. My aversion to crowds started to get me claustrophobic so we headed back to the resort and enjoyed dinner and drinks in the bar with some of the others in our group.
Yesterday was our final day of diving. Our flight is at 8 am on Friday so we don't have time for diving today and the 24 hour no dive period before flight. It was a fabulous day of diving, however. Two morning dives, followed by lunch on the beach and an afternoon dive.
How could the day not be perfect when it starts off with a double rainbow?!!
We cleaned up all of our gear and set it out to dry before our flight and then headed off to Mass for Ash Wednesday. The church was packed. I love attending Mass on the Islands because their music is so awesome. The locals are very welcoming and friendly. We had a nice dinner at the hotel restaurant, Pallisades. I had a warm beet salad and smoked marlin pate. Frank had the fresh catch of the day, Mahi Mahi.
This morning we are going to take a walk to the Botanical Gardens in town and then this afternoon we are going to Titou Gorge and Trafalgar Falls. I will be back to share those adventures with you very soon.