Friday, February 20, 2015

Disney Cruise - Jamaica part 2

After we left Dolphin Cove we went to Dunns River falls. 
Apparently the thing to do is to climb up the falls. 
It is actually a series of small falls with a total drop of 180 feet but overall it is a mile long. 
The trail roughly parallels the falls so Kira took the two babes and we were able to wave to her from time to time. 

I decided to take a shower
Climbing up the falls I was really puzzled at how the trees in the river seemed to grow right out of the the rock. Since I got back I have read that the water is so rich in calcium carbonate that the rock actually grows as the river flows over it. In other words, the rock has grown around the trees. The deposited rock is called travertine.  Fascinating.

 There goes mom sliding down the rock.
 And that is Landon 


 When we got to the top of the falls there was Kira and the little ones waiting for us.  
Justin suggested that Kira and I run down the trail and walk up the last part of the falls. We didn't have time to do the whole thing but the last part was the best anyway. Our tour guide was quite concerned but when he heard we were only doing the last part he let us go. 
This time it was Kira's turn for a shower

I can't believe my little girl is a grown woman with a family of her own. When did that happen? 
 After Dunns River Falls then it was back to our boat.
 Justin and I aren't really trying to be twins we quite by chance wore identical shirts. It is a Gators shirt that they gave me for Christmas.
 Cameron actually started walking pretty well on this trip. He doesn't do it too often but he can.
Thursday night was Pirate night  We had dinner in Lumiers again.
Not quite sure what kind of brew Evan is drinking but it is glowing.
 The show that night was on the upper deck of the ship.
 As with every other night, it was Cameron and me watching the show together. 
 Kira and Justin have a very cool group picture of us in our Pirate outfits but I haven't been able to convinced them to scan it for us yet. As soon as they do I will share it with you.

 The show was all of the Disney characters
 The Disney characters were all captured by Captain Hook and his gang of bad guys.

 Mickey Mouse zip-lined from the sky and a major battle ensued. The battle was represented by some pretty cool fireworks. Because we were out on the ocean the fire-works were quite close.
And of course Mickey Mouse was victorious. And as usual, Cameron and I were both asleep by the end of the show. 
Subsurface ground water rich in carbon dioxide can dissolve  large amounts of limestone. When the water comes to the surface in a spring the carbon dioxide is released to the atmosphere and the the water can no longer hold the dissolved limestone which then deposits out as travertine.

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