Some of you may already know that I went on a writing retreat disguised as a tropical cruise (or was it the other way around). I've been on a few cruises before but this one had a different flavor. Most of the cruisers were elderly (average age 68); and four of them died during the cruise. A fifth one had to be medivac by helicopter (along with a fixed wing to refuel the helicopter in flight). My husband and I were not spared from the cruising virus. I was sick the first two weeks, hubby was sick the last three weeks.
There are a few things that I learned during this cruise. I will be sharing those insights over the next while. If you are planning a cruise, beware! It can be the best experience or the worst. For a daily report of my experience, I posted my experiences on my facebook (fsauthor).
The video above is an abbreviated version of the happy times aboard the Westerdam ship of Holland America. Therefore, the video is shorter than one would expect for a 35 day trip.
If you would like just one important piece of advice - BUY MEDICAL INSURANCE!!!!!
And, I did accomplish my main goal. I was successful in doing a major rewrite of Forbidden.