Cruising, Off the beaten trail

Cruising the Caribbean Day 7 – Final Day at Sea and Coming Home

Leaving Mexico we headed back to the ship.  We boarded the ferry to take us to Cozumel where our Cruise Ship was docked... ...next to the Serenade of the Seas.   Look how much bigger the Oasis is... We headed out to sea first, then the Serenade, followed by the other ships that were in port.… Continue reading Cruising the Caribbean Day 7 – Final Day at Sea and Coming Home

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Cruising, Off the beaten trail

Cruising the Caribbean Day 6 – The Mayans of Chichen Itza!

Welcome to Cozumel! The sun was just coming up over the horizon as we approached the small island of Cozumel, Mexico.  This was going to be a VERY long day for us.  Our shore excursion this day was to travel inland  to a place called Chichen Itza and we needed to get started right away!… Continue reading Cruising the Caribbean Day 6 – The Mayans of Chichen Itza!

Cruising, Off the beaten trail

Cruising the Caribbean Day 5 – At Sea!

Day 5 of our Caribbean Cruise had us at sea once again.  Captain Patrick set our course heading towards Cozumel, Mexico! I woke early to see the sunrise and take pictures of the ship.  I was at the back of the ship.  Below is a photo looking down at the pool theater. ...a bird's eye view of… Continue reading Cruising the Caribbean Day 5 – At Sea!

Cruising, Off the beaten trail

Cruising the Caribbean Day 4 – Jamaica!

Ah, Jamaica! I remember commercials in the 1980's... "Come to Jamica!", with Reggae music, Steel Drum Bands and happy people dancing, blue waters of pristine beaches. Pleasantly, I found the people of Jamaica some of the most friendliest and happiest people, even if some of their surroundings were not up to the promise of those 1980's… Continue reading Cruising the Caribbean Day 4 – Jamaica!

Cruising, Off the beaten trail

Cruising the Caribbean Day 3 – Labadee, Haiti!

I woke up early to watch the ship come into port.  It was twilight, the sun brimming just over the horizon and the moon still shining bright upon the water when the faint shadow of mountains could be seen... We would be there soon.  Jim and I decided to stroll the ship in search of some coffee.  In… Continue reading Cruising the Caribbean Day 3 – Labadee, Haiti!

Sewing, Sewing Patterns

A Beachy Cover-up Finish! – Butterick 5795

Despite all this snow and the freezing temperatures we are soon to embark on a long-awaited trip!  A Caribbean Cruise! This is going to be our first ever cruise and it is a celebration for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary!  They love cruising so all of us are getting together to sail the ocean blue… Continue reading A Beachy Cover-up Finish! – Butterick 5795