Someone on the ship is sick so the captain increased our speed and we arrived in port around 5am. We woke up at 6:45 and got breakfast before heading in for the day. I think we ended up making it to shore around 9:30. The group split and Rachel, Amy, Nich, Sean and I ended up taking a taxicab to the Tortuga Rum Cake Factory. The ‘factory tour’ was really a window that we could look through, but they had free samples of their cakes and a variety of rums, which we very much enjoyed. After a few samples and some purchases we called Barry (the taxi driver) and had him come pick us up. He agreed to take us on a tour of the island and we started by heading to Hell. We took a few pictures and enjoyed the limestone rock formations. All the while, Barry explained to us the history of the Island and the city of Hell. Apparently Hell was named after a British sailor had a difficult time shooting a bird on a rock. After Hell we headed to the turtle farm. They had tanks with hundreds of sea turtles and we were able to pick them up and take pictures. In the end we all pitched in to adopt a turtle (his name is George P.) for release. After the turtle farm we stopped by Seven Mile beach for some pictures before heading back to Georgetown. We stopped by a bank to try and open an account, but it required a $1000 minimum deposit. Then we headed to the tobacconist to pick up some Cuban cigars and then stopped by a small restaurant for some jerk chicken sandwiches. After our snack we picked up a couple of souvenirs for friends and family and then headed back to the ship.

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