We started the day in the pool, as we will on most days. We swam 2000 meters again this morning... the 50 meter pool still seems so very long to me. I am accustomed to swimming in a 25 yard pool. We worked on stroke drills today, and alternate side breathing.
After a shower and breakfast we lined up for a "fashionable" bike ride. There are two kinds of rides here, fashionable and fast. After the ride I decided I was not ready for the fast one! We did not just tool around! Rather, we rode at a steady pace, around 15 mph, up and down hills all over this side of the island. In one stretch the faster folks dropped me and I was too stubborn to slow down and wait for the slower ones, so I rode alone for about half an hour. It was a bit scary riding in a foreign country, not knowing the language and not knowing how to get back to this hotel! But we were on a dead end road and I met up with the fast guys at the turnaround. I managed better in the heat on this ride; I guess I am getting used to it.
I took a photo of the airplane restaurant, not sure if I would want to eat in it, but it is remarkable... the Curacao idea of sex education is rather interesting--here is one example, and I'll take photos of the other benches on later rides...
In the afternoon while the fast bike ride was going on Phyllis and I went to the Sea Aquarium where they have rescued large and small sea creatures. We watched the trainers and dolphins at the Dolphin Academy--very cool!
I was too tired to do the ocean swim on Sunday, after not getting any sleep Saturday night. (No I was not out on the town, I just could not sleep). We ended the day watching the sunset from Andy and Irene's balcony and then going to dinner down the beach a ways. We keep watching for the elusive "green flash" that none of us has ever seen.
Camera battery died while uploading just now--put it on Walt's adaptor to charge it. Fortunately (thanks Bill) I had an extra battery!