CRUISING - Part 2
Below is a photo essay for the Thanksgiving holiday, before I begin a new Writing & Editing series. Here is Part 2 of the Caribbean cruise the family and I took last August.
After touring separately on St. Thomas, we were all together for a full-circle bus tour of our next port of call - St. Maarten/St. Martin - an island amicably divided since the seventeenth century into jurisdiction by the Dutch and the French. (We enjoyed the comfort of an air-conditioned full-size bus as opposed to the small open-sided lorries on St. Thomas, where it is impossible to imagine a full-size bus negotiating the roads!)
|Crossing the border from St. Maarten to St. Martin|
And no, there was no border guard, no stopping to show our passports.
|A flat-out fake shot of St. Maarten's famous airport where airplanes skim the beach.|
|Naturally, while in "France," we had to visit an open-air Pâtisserie. Yum!|
|St. Thomas isn't the only island with amazing colors in the water.|
|And a fond farewell to St. Maarten as our ship pulls out of the harbor.|
|More ice skating on Deck 3|
|I actually went in the pool, but it was way too crowded. Stayed long enough for a photo!|
|So I went to the all-adult pool, which was just as crowded, but it had underwater bar stools, a bar, and mojitos!|
|Monkey on a wire!|
|That's my mojito front & center.|
|A fond farewell to our dining room - and the fabulous food - on Freedom of the Seas|
|Safely back at Port Canaveral|
|Waiting for our faithful picker-uppers, Lionel & Tim, just pulling in. (I waited on a bench, thank you very much!)|
If you want to cruise on a truly great ship, try Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas. We loved it!
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Coming soon: a new series based on my workshop, "The Wise Author's Approach to Writing a Better Book"
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