Playing crazy golf, in a gale, in the middle of the sea
There is something incredibly surreal about being on a cruise. You’ll be doing something completely normal and everyday – eating lunch, having a whole load of cake, running up and down ten flights of stairs after your toddler – and then the floor will wobble and you remember that you’re on a ship with a mountain’s depth of water underneath you, and oh look! There’s some dolphins.
The ship we were on – the Independence of the Seas – was a whole, massive, self-contained ecosystem in itself. There an auditorium, a shopping street, lifts, an ice rink, a climbing wall, a basketball court, a gym, a running track, an outdoor cinema, loads of swimming pools as well as restaurants, bars and rooms. Adding to the surreal-ness, there was also crazy golf, which we ended up playing one night when we were at sea, at twilight, with Eliza and my brother.
The quality of these pictures is terrible (it was so windy, I was slightly worried about the camera going overboard), but I love them as it was definitely one of the more random moments of our trip, and such brilliant fun.
But yes we are back! On dry land. And predictably cold. How’s everyone been? Normal service should resume here shortly. Once we’ve battled our way through the inevitable post holiday washing pile (it is winning at the moment).