Stacey interrupted the silence.
“We should have taken that glass bottom boat excursion love.”
Simon let out a deep breath.
He turned slowly and smiled.
“Jostling with other passengers to take a few hurried photos is no fun.”
She chuckled. “I suppose you’re right. At least it’s quiet here.”
“More like deserted, I’d say, which is not surprising, given the state of this excuse for a beach.”
She reached for his hand and pressed it firmly into hers.
“Look at us,” she sighed. “Dressed in our cardies, we’d be more at home in our local supermarket than here.
It was his turn to laugh and he leant over and gave his wife a lingering peck on her cheek.
“I’m happy that it’s just the two of us.”
He let his arm glide across her back and cupped her shoulder, pulling her closer.”
They savoured the slow passage of time.
Being alone together, was what they most desired.
When the sun approached the horizon they were back on the cruise ship, cocktail gown and black tie, hand in hand and on their way to the main dining room.
Just another day at sea. (195 words)
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