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05 November 2014 @ 04:45 pm
Bahamas celebration ran aground  
Well I haven't done much art lately. I got the background colored on the next frame and made the brick shapes for the building but not much else. When we got home Chris's mom called us worried that a cruise ship on Halloween had almost sunk and she thought it was ours. We had a very rough night Nov 2 but not on Oct 31. So I did some research when I got home on what this was about. I found out it was the Bahamas Celebration that leaves out of Port of Palm Beach. If you guys remember we went on this ship in Feb 2012. This was Chris's first cruise. Click on the tag below for "Cruise" and you'll find my posts with all the old photos. Well what a shame. That bothered me a little because it was a ship I had been on and I kind of get attached to ships. Seems I always leave a piece of myself on all of them. Here's a news article I found.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/02/world/americas/bahamas-celebration-cruise-evacuated

No one was hurt. It had just left Freeport and was going to Florida when it hit something and the tug boats came out and pushed it back to the Bahamas. Everyone was sent home on a different ship. I remember when we went on this ship I was not happy that there was never a safety meeting. They are supposed to tell you where to go in an emergency and from the videos I've seen people took with their phones the crew knew nothing and it was total chaos. I brought flash lights on our trip in case power went out on the ship. I also had a plan for an emergency but being a professional line RC did give us the mandatory safety meeting and they do things right. I'm also disappointed because I was planning on taking this ship again to Freeport as of all the small cruises that are over night it seemed the best one of all the reviews. That's not saying much of the other ships. I hope they can repair it and they don't go out of business. I'd rather take a ship than fly these days. But I don't know why that stretch of ocean is so rough between Florida and the Bahamas. Going out this time to Nassau was smooth but on the Bahamas Celebration it was a rough ride. It was smooth coming back. It was rough coming back this time. I think the highest winds we had were 56 knots which is 64 mph. That's just under a category 1 hurricane. I do like sailing in Oct because hurricane season is "officially" over. But like one of the guides said on the islands hurricanes are year round. They do what they want. The island was nearly whipped out once in a December hurricane. On St. Maarten we got to see lots of hurricane damage and boats that were still beached after a year. But yeah just kinda hit close to home being a ship I knew and had sailed.

In other news Bullet laid two eggs. She laid her first one the day before yesterday and her second today. She does not have a mate so they are not fertile nor do I wish to breed her just yet. I am worried as one egg was bloody and she looks tired and is always bobbing her tail. I gave her a cuttle bone which she doesn't know she's supposed to eat. But I also put calcium in her water so she is forced to get calcium. I need to get pellets again for her diet. I am a bit worried though I don't want her to be constantly laying eggs so I hope to take her for a vet check up soon.

I suspect that my video of the Celebration will suddenly jump in views after this and I'll probably get comments too. Oh and I went and ordered those two nepenthes. Thought I'd treat myself.

And that's been about it really.
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kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on November 6th, 2014 08:56 am (UTC)
Well, that's very bad news that Bahamas Celebration ran aground. Hopefully they can fix it and have better safety information!

I'm sorry Bullet is laying too soon. Maybe she might need some more iron, too.
Desthagirion on November 7th, 2014 12:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah I hope all will be ok for them.

I will have to look into it. She will lay another today. Poor budgie though she's the right age. She's over a year now.
kabuldurkabuldur on November 8th, 2014 01:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, okay. Well, I hope her egg laying goes better for her today.
actipton80actipton80 on November 7th, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
I hope the celebration cruise line can learn from this and brief their crews better next time.

Oh, Bullet. What to do with her? I hope she is okay and that she doesn't have problems when you do decide to breed her.
Desthagirion on November 8th, 2014 02:55 am (UTC)
Yeah it's pretty bad they didn't help the passengers.

She laid her 3rd egg today. I just don't want her to be one of those constant egg layers. She better stop after 6.