Best day off on tour ever!! pic.twitter.com/lRSQERZvLa
— Jenny Gunn (@GunnJenny) October 19, 2013
In her latest post, Jenny Gunn blogs about time away from cricket in the West Indies which included swimming with turtles.
I don’t really know where to start as so much has happened in a week - both on and off the field.
In terms of the cricket, we have beaten New Zealand and lost to West Indies.
Our first Twenty20 against the Kiwis was getting a bit tense towards the end of our run-chase but we managed a giggle when Lauren Winfield, AKA Moose, ran up the wrong steps and into the New Zealand changing room.
You can’t do anything in our team and get away with it.
We didn’t finish until after 10pm and I guess Amy Jones isn’t used to staying up that late as she fell asleep in the changing room.
Firstly and probably the most random thing was our team bus breaking down. Luckily we hadn’t left the hotel but it meant we had to get taxis to training - a first.
I must add I don’t want to do it again as we had to put up with Danni Wyatt playing Rihanna on full blast. It did drown out her singing though.
We had a rare day off so we decided to go out on a catamaran. We boarded at 9.30am and within 45 minutes were snorkelling, looking at shipwrecks.
I was so happy they gave us life jackets otherwise I would have been nowhere near the water.
I was knackered from all the swimming - I only achieved my 25 metres swimming badge in the shallow end at school.
It wouldn’t have been so tiring had I actually inflated my life jacket - something Holly Colvin enjoyed pointing out.
The boat then took us to another site where we got the chance to swim with turtles. I must say that this is one of the best things I have ever done. The turtles came so close you could touch them.
We headed back to the harbour and just before arriving the crew got everyone up dancing.
Nat Sciver went a bit crazy and nearly fell in. It was lucky Lydia Greenway and I grabbed hold of her otherwise she would have got wet.