This week’s Saturday Through My Lens takes us on a Caribbean cruise. I’ve really been wanting to cruise lately, and I thought I’d invite you all to come with me. I can’t afford to take all of you–heck, I can’t even afford to take me right now–but I’ll share these photos from our last cruise with you and we can pretend we’re there.
There is something so relaxing about a palm tree. If you concentrate hard enough on this picture, you may be able to smell the tanning oil and feel the warm, tropical breeze.
Listen closely and you’ll hear the wind whisper “RELAX. COME STAY AWHILE” as it rustles through the leaves.
Palm leaves provide the perfect shade at the beach. As the wind moves them, tiny bursts of sunlight break through and cascade down on your skin, giving you just the right amount of warmth between the shadows. But then the shadows move and the light changes, so nothing gets too warm or feels left in the dark.
But no worries if you get too warm. Just follow the sound of crashing waves into the cool refreshing Caribbean waters.
You’ll encounter plenty of other swimmers in this crystal clear water.
But if the other swimmers are as clear as the water, it’s best to leave them alone.
It’s always fun to meet the natives when you visit exotic locales.
Some natives should be avoided though. They are beautiful to look at, but can really cause a lot of pain. Just like some people I know.
It’s tempting to just let the boat leave us behind and stay in this tropical paradise forever.
Would we ever tire of greens and blues and want to sail away home?
Is it possible that we would ever want to hang up our towels and leave the sun and sand behind?
Eventually the sun sets on all vacations. Because if we stayed there, it would become normal and routine. It wouldn’t be so magical if we saw it every day. So we’ll sail home. But I’m going to keep a bag packed, just in case you want to go again.