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Roger Sauer and his wife Donna have spent years traveling the world but have many places yet to see. You can follow their past and current travels here as well as post comments and questions about places they have visited.

Roger and Donna travelled to New Zealand and Australia in September, 2013. They will be in Paris in September 2015 with a train trip to Nice and Barcelona. They will then be aboard the Disney Magic (again) for a transatlantic cruise to Miami. Follow their travels on Twitter @rsauer3473.

Donna and Roger own Disney Vacation Club memberships at Old Key West and Beach Cub resorts in Walt Disney World. They also have other timeshare interests in Maui, Cancun, Orlando, and Palm Springs.
Feel free to contact them at 503-585-3473 if you would like rent one of these properties.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

European Trip and Transatlantic Cruise Part 10

CASTAWAY CAY- October 1, 2010
We arrived at Castaway Cay at about 9 AM and the captain sharply turned the ship 180 degrees and backed right in. Outside our veranda is the Flying Dutchman sailing ship that appears to be steadily deteriorating in the hot, humid Caribbean weather.

After breakfast we left the ship and walked the long pathway to the first main beach area. As there were few children on the cruise, the beach had many empty chairs. I swam in the snorkeling area, tough to do without swim fins and all I had were the goggles I bought in Greece (three weeks ago?) and an inflatable vest required of snorkelers. I found the statue of Mickey underwater as well as a small boat and one of the discarded and partially dismantled Nautilus subs from the old 20,000 leagues ride at Disney World. It took a long time as I lacked flippers and Donna notified the lifeguard that I was gone too long. I made it back after about a half mile of swimming.

Castaway Cay has been expanded since our last visit due to the newest larger Disney ship, the Dream, coming in January. There is a large swimming slide out in another lagoon and there are new shops and food venues to accommodate more guests.

Donna and I had lunch on the island and went in the water together, but we returned to the ship at about 2 PM to relax by the pool and read.

Dinner was in Parrot Cay, a great place for a final dinner. And then we watched a final theatrical production in the Walt Disney Theater.

Most of our bags are packed and they must be out in the hallway by 10:30 PM tonight.
We are scheduled to be in port by 4 AM, then we will be ready for breakfast at 8 AM them be off to the airport. Unless we get an earlier flight, we do not leave until 5 PM.

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