We slept in a little later and Chris went to get our usual coffees and pastries from Cafe Al Bacio. Since we have been to Gibraltar, our plan was to go for a long walk and see the light show in St. Michael’s cave that Gigi told me about during trivia yesterday. We left for our walk around 9am and it was pretty windy but not rainy. A cab driver offered a tour but we only wanted to see the caves. He told us the tram wasn’t running but we didn’t want to pay about 100 pounds for a full tour.
Gibraltar looked the same as we remembered. It was about 1.7 miles to get to the cable car that takes you up to the top of the rock. We went past it to see the botanical gardens and stopped for a rest in the Prince of Wales Summer house which we would call a gazebo. We saw some taxis near the tram and it is only a 8 minute ride or 45 minute walk to the caves so we decided to see about a ride. They only wanted to give us the full tour and when I said we just wanted to be dropped at the caves, they said they would but for the same price as the tour. No thanks was our reply since we doubted the cave was worth over 100 pounds. Walking back we did get a little wet from the rain but it wasn’t too bad. We thought about stopping in a pub but instead went back to the ship.
After dropping off our stuff in the cabin, we were both hungry from our walk. Unfortunately, the buffet wasn’t open at 11:30 except for pizza so we had a slice and then went to the pool grill for some fries. We returned to our cabin to change into our bathing suits to go to the solarium. I did some writing while Chris played games on his phone and napped. We both did take a relaxing dip in the thalassotherapy pool. It felt so relaxing after our 4 mile walk. We watched the Star Clipper boat arrive next to us in port from our loungers and we contemplated what a journey might be like on that ship.
Chris wanted to try the archery so we headed up to the Constellation lounge after we changed. It was not as fancy as on the Summit and they only picked a few names from the bucket to try it. Chris didn’t get picked. It was still fun to watch and I did some more writing until trivia. When we found out it was Broadway Musical trivia, we didn’t really play and I did more writing. We did play the general trivia afterwards and scored 11/15 which seemed to be about second place again.
We returned to the Retreat Lounge after dressing for dinner for our pre-dinner drinks. Jocelyn made us some Negronis and brought us some vegetables and cheeses to snack on. The Retreat lounge is a very nice space to enjoy an aperitivo in the evenings although I’d prefer some variety in the snacks offered.
We dined again in Luminae and tonight’s amuse bouche was a tuna crudo with sesame cracker, a very tasty start to the meal. For our first starter, we had the octopus which was well prepared but again a large portion. Next, we both had the smoked trout sweet potato fritters from Blu that I raved about. Chris thought it was nice but it was no where near the same as the amazing ones on the Summit. These fritters were soft and mushy, much more bread like while the Summit’s were crunchy and crispy and paired so nice with the smokey trout. I am beginning to think that either we had an exceptional chef on the Summit in Blu or the Infinity has a bad one. I was pretty shocked by the lack of consistency though. For our mains, we both had the chili braised short rib with rice buns and shared the vegetable udon green curry stir fry. The short rib was nice but the stir fry noodles were over cooked and the flavor was very bland. I’m very glad I did not order that for my main. For dessert, we shared the coconut cremeux and the bitter sweet chocolate tart. The coconut was the winner as it paired so nice with the lime sorbet. The chocolate tart with caramel cream was like a gigantic Russel Stover’s candy. We ended the meal with a Woodford Manhattan at the Rendezvous made by our favorite bartender, Ringo.
The rest of the evening consisted of pub trivia in the Constellation. We didn’t get first with our score of 10/15. We popped down to peek in on the show from the balcony since for the fourth night in the row it was a singer. We listened to Will Martin perform two songs and decided to head to the Retreat Lounge. Jocelyn had told us about her espresso martinis so we ventured down to the Retreat lounge to try her version. It was very good and we did have them with decaf as she suggested since it was later in the evening. After our cocktail, we went back to the Constellation to end our evening with Silent Disco. It was more fun than the first night due to more people partaking and being in the bigger venue. It was so hilarious dancing to Love me Tender slow and romantically while the man next to us was going hard to a modern dance hit. We definitely got even more activity in our day and we went back to our cabin where we had a great night’s sleep.
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