Monday, November 21, 2011

Toes in the Water


I'm just back from one of my most relaxing vacations ever. I've never been a beach person so I didn't know what to expect of this trip when my friend suggested a Caribbean cruise - but since it was something I've never tried, in places I've never been, I decided to give it a go. (How I managed to live in Rio just blocks from the beach for 2 years and not discover the joys of sitting on a lounger under an umbrella and watching the waves roll in I'll never know.)

Last week:
  • I completely unplugged. No internet, TV or phone and it was just what the doctor ordered.
  • I went through a bottle of SPF 70 in 5 days and parked myself under an umbrella at the beach each day. And yet, I managed to miss a strip on one leg and came home with a burn stripe. I even came home with tan lines - something which between my fair skin and the 70 SPF, I thought was impossible.
  • I ate seafood every day - it was heaven. 
  • We won't even talk about the number of desserts that were consumed....

I'm still going through my photos, but so far I'm very pleased with the quality I got from my little point and shoot (I left my dslr at home since I decided to do the cruise with only carry on luggage.) I'm hoping editing the photos over the next several days will keep the spirit of relaxation with me as I try and catch up with real life this week.

I found myself singing this song every day as I brushed the sand off my toes. Zac Brown Band: Toes
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17 comments:

tinajo said...

No no no - LET´S talk about the desserts! :-D

Seems like a great time, I wish I was somewhere warm right now...

DecorandtheDog said...

This sounds fabulous....as I head off to work. I'll have something to day dream about all day. A lounge chair, a good book, sunscreen...doesn't get any better!

Tezzie said...

Oh, sounds heavenly! I'm so glad you were able to unwind, and have a 'proper' vacation :)

~Kristina said...

Just look at that water!

lisa said...

This sounds like sheer Heaven Jamie!!
So glad you had a wonderful, relaxing time.

Rosie said...

Oh, that sounds perfect, Jamie! Sigh!! I'm glad you had such relaxing days after all your work! Can't wait to see the photos! :-) Lovely toes, btw :-)

blue elephant photography said...

wow! i'm so jealous! sounds like fun :)i miss the sand, sun, and beach. and doing nothing and eating seafood!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Good for you! Sounds awesome...and a perfect way to start off the holidays. :)

Courtney said...

How wonderful for you, Jamie! So glad you loved your cruise and unplugged for a while. I long for the beach and hope to retire to it one day. Looking forward to your pictures!

Ms. Becky said...

so THAT's where you've been! I'm looking forward to seeing the photos, I know they're going to be fantastic. and I'm glad you had an Unwind, everyone needs that. happy week to you Jamie.

Anna said...

Hi Jamie,
I'm envious! This looks like total heaven on earth! Sounds like you had a wonderful time and I'm sure well deserved, as you work hard.
Snow, parkas, and cold weather here. Geeeee, can I steal away in a suitcase of yours next time?
Have a great week!

amy b.s. said...

i'd like to dip my toes in the water and enjoy some sun right about now.

Cindy said...

i love the sunset and the relaxation sounds perfect after your hectic travel schedule at work. point & shoots are under-rated - they do a fine job!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Sounds like heaven :)

Pierre BOYER said...

Great trip...
Best regards from France,

Pierre

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

Sounds perfect! A great way to head into the holiday season - nice and relaxed.

Marcie said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful - blissful..in fact!

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