Caribbean Cruising…

I just came back from 17 day’s of pure pleasure.  Anywhere above 0 this time of year is heaven, as winter in Winnipeg has been very cold this year.   I went on a 11 night cruise with Royal Caribbean “Legend of the Seas”  out of Fort Lauderdale.  Then upon our return rented a car and drove the overseas highway down to key west.  What a adventure,  I had a fabulous time!  The ship had a mini golf course,  rock climbing wall and a outdoor movie screen, which was awesome for movies at night.  The food was excellent and I stuffed myself full of fresh salads and fruits, and a little treat everyday.  I’m happy to say I didn’t put any weight on!  LOL 0020 I took over 1300 images, so needless to say I’ll only share a few of my favourites with you. Starting with our first stop… Aruba, I was surprised that it’s a desert Island, with many cactus. I thought for a minute we ended up in Arizona! 0172 0160

We took a tour on this funky bus around part of the island, no windows…just natural air conditioning!


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Managed to do a little shopping in the port.  I was in the market for a new watch and thought a “michele” watch would be NICE…. well until I saw the price tag!  Kind of neat to see my name  on a banner beside Dior, and they spelt it right!


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Bonaire, another desert Island….  It’s know for it’s wild Flamingos.  I saw a group in the distance but not even worth a photo….  On our tour of the island we viewed the salt mines. Hard to believe, how high these salt piles are.

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This view was on the opposite side of the road from salt hills.

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Crushed coral is everywhere

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This fence should keep unwanted visitors out!

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Grenada is our next stop, the island kind of smells like spices!  Cocoa pods, cinnamon and nutmeg are all exported from this Island paradise.   I sure hope it’s cinnamon I purchased!  

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This is what cocoa pods look like off the tree.

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St. Lucia – lush and oh so tropical!

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Amazing Orchids, just hanging in mid air. 0693

Barbadoes – beautiful view’s to take in.

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Labadee Haiti  – day at the beach!

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These guy’s entertained us all afternoon…. love those steel drums!

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The drive from Fort Lauderdale to  Key West was fabulous, It’s one of the nicest highway’s I’ve been on (sorry Pacific coast hwy is still #1 for me) I have no idea how many bridges we went over, but the view’s from the restaurants in Key Largo and our hotel  shown below were breath taking! I got up before sunrise to capture this image.

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You can’t go to Key West and miss the Hogs Breath cafe. They have live streaming camera’s so your friends back home can watch you.  Which is exactly what I did!

1083Only one way to see Key West, that is the trolley tour.  You get a bit of history and they do the driving!

1056 Hope you’ve enjoyed a few highlights!

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About michele1962

Freelance Photographer who loves to capture just about anything. "May the light of day make you aware of the passing time"
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2 Responses to Caribbean Cruising…

  1. Tracey says:

    Great photos, am very jealous!
    Tracey

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