Friday, December 16, 2011

St Maarten: Beach Time

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The competition for our beach chair/umbrella dollars was fierce in St Maarten, which means we got a great deal on deluxe umbrellas and chairs with posh cushions - the only down side - it was the most crowded of the beaches we visited.

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St Maarten was also the place that found me sobbing on the beach thanks to a great (but sad) book I picked up in the ship's library, Kristin Hannah's "Firefly Lane." Nothing like being surrounded by people on vacation, soaking up the sun on the beach and sobbing your eyes out.

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When I first noticed how the water was sparkling, I'll admit I thought it was remnants of my tears, turns out it was just the perfect sunny day. The kind of day that makes you want to sing along with The Wheepies: I Was Made for Sunny Days. Pin It

16 comments:

tinajo said...

*sigh* - water... I love the sea! :-)

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

I am in such a different place right now! How I long for relaxation.

Nicole said...

Gorgeous photo of the sparkly water!

Christianna said...

The water looks amazing! I'm farily jealous!

Dagmar said...

hi Jamie, is it such a good read..we are heading for Panama for the month of January to relax and explore..I need a few books to read on my IPad..I will check that one out!
hope you will be able to have a few days off and enjoy Turkey and it's counrtyside! It is on my list of "want to go and see places"
Xo

Krystal said...

i've been there, we loved it so much :)

urban muser said...

that sparkly water looks so great!

Sam said...

Your photos always blow me away and these ones are stunning, the sparkles on the water are amazing. Hope you had a lovely time on your cruise x

knitalatte said...

I feel so relaxed just looking at your amazing sparkly ocean photos. It must have been awesome to be there. Happy Holidays Jamie to you and your family.
Hugs,
Karen

Marcie said...

So warm and inviting. Absolutely beautiful!

Gilding Lilies said...

Such pretty twinkly water!

lisa said...

Jamie, these are just gorgeous!
Even more so for me where this morning it was -7!!
I want to be there!! :-)

Ms. Becky said...

Wow! jewels on the water! those are some awesome shots Jamie. I'm going to check out that book. sometimes I just want to get lost in pages without having to do much thinking. a tearjerker will do. happy Sunday to you.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Lol. I've definitely been caught in public reading a tearjerker. Gotta just go with it :)

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Beautiful photos! It's been raining here for weeks, can't wait for beach weather!

Diana Joy said...

Amazing photos Jamie. You had me chuckling about shedding tears in such a joy filled place. Thanks.

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