I woke up around 6 a.m. to heavy rocking of the boat. I was so glad I had taken Bonine the night before! I managed to fall back asleep, despite the heavy rocking. Everyone woke up at 7:30 a.m. While I was taking a shower, the captain announced that due to high winds we were unable to dock at Castaway Cay (Disney's private island). Instead, we would do a day at sea today and try to dock at Castaway Cay tomorrow. Pirate night would remain. He also announced that if we had Palo brunch reservations for tomorrow, they would be today instead. We dressed the kids in their pirate shirts and took them to breakfast before dropping them at the kids' clubs.
After brunch, I picked Alyssa up from the lab and took her to lunch at the Cabanas buffet. Mac 'n cheese and chocolate chip cookies.
FYI--The ship pools are usually very crowded on sea days. I wouldn't attempt to swim on a sea day unless it was early in the morning or later in the day. Plus, on this day, it was windy and in the 60s, so none of us felt like swimming.
Joshua got some pirate face paint while in the club during our Palo dinner. We took the younger kids for a picture with Pirate Minnie and Hook and Smee.
My oldest son stayed in the kids' clubs almost all day today. He only came out to watch Thor in the theatre and to watch the pirate party at night. But it was his choice, and he enjoyed himself.
Brian got to spend the evening with Nathan alone. They grabbed a hotdog on deck, saw the pirate party and fireworks, and dabbled in the pirate buffet after the fireworks.
Overall, it was a very relaxing, low-key sea day.
Up next: Castaway Cay