In November, our first ever 10 day cruise was a delight for the eyes as well as the stomach! (I know because I came back 5 pounds heavier!) In fact we joked that Princess Cruises should change their tag line from "Come Back New" to "Come Back Fat!"
The destinations were Princess Keys, St. Thomas, Grenada, Martinique, Bonair, and Curacao . I was able to knock off several items from my bucket list as well. From waterfalls, to volcanic crater lakes, to rain forests, we saw as much as our time on each island allowed us. It was a hectic pace for beginners like us who booked excursions at almost every port! Rushing around to finish breakfast in time to catch tour buses was a challenge I don't recommend on a daily basis. Nevertheless, we pushed through and got the most out of the cruise and do not regret a thing. The colourful buildings in Curacao where a delight as were the many brightly decorated market stalls designed to attract. It's always my favourite part of winter travel; getting away from the black and white dreariness that is Canada. Why don't we paint our homes in equally bright colours especially when we must endure several months of grey drabness? I just don't understand it.
Anyway, I did indeed capture some inspiring scenes that make me want to try a looser style. To be honest, even a detail oriented gal like me doesn't even want to think about drawing in all those tiny souvenirs as in that pic above! Gagh!