The Mongrel Dogs at Sea (5): Footloose on Kauai

We made our third landfall today, on the island of Kauai. For various reasons I had not signed up for any of the escorted excursions, so the day was pretty much my own. I stayed on ship until a little after noon. For the first time this trip I was unimpressed with the Princess Cruise customer service. I stayed onboard in part to take care of lunch before rooting around Kauai, because I didn’t know what I’d find to eat. But for reasons unexplained, the dining schedule was off at almost all of the eateries on the ship. The main dining room had a “closed” sign, the buffet was unstaffed, and even the old reliable burger bar was not open. Sigh. Luckily, there are multiple backups for eating on a cruise, and Plan D worked. 🙂

I went online to find things to do in Kauai for a day. Unfortunately – but, in retrospect, predictably – most of them were the same sort of thing as the tours I’d already passed on. So instead I walked around the beach for a bit and then spent some time just riding the various shuttles that ran from the pier to sundry locations on the island. It was not an earth-shattering day. On the other hand, both of my “tour days” have wiped me out so it was actually nice to have a little bit of a breather. Tomorrow, it’s the Arizona memorial and the Mighty Mo.

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